Rail test centre set for multi-million pound investment

Cllr Peter Barnes at the Quinton Rail Technology Centre.

A huge multi-million investment in rail testing facilities at Long Marston could create up to 50 local jobs if the plan is approved.

Last week Hitachi/Bombardier announced plans to invest significantly in the Quinton Rail Technology Centre (QRTC), with a planning application expected to be submitted later this spring.

The plan is dependent on the manufacturing giants sealing a contract to supply new commuter trains to London, the winner of which is expected to be announced in May.

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