Rail News – Late November 2023

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More than 1,300 jobs have been put at risk at the UK's largest rail assembly factory.

Alstom is consulting on job losses at its Litchurch Lane site in Derby, which has no confirmed workload beyond the first quarter of 2024. Work on trains for HS2 is scheduled to start at the plant in late 2026, but there is a gap in orders from early next year.

The BBC understands 550 permanent jobs and 780 temporary jobs are at risk.

An Alstom spokesperson said the company had been working with the government over the past six months in a bid to secure a "sustainable future" for the factory.

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