UNIFE 'alarmed' at IEP decision

April 2011
Railway Gazette International;Apr2011, Vol. 167 Issue 4, p30
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Association of the European Rail Industry or UNIFE has expressed its concern over the decision of the British government to hire Agility Trains to supply new trains under the Intercity Express Programme. According to UNIFE director general Michael Clausecker, the decision highlights the lack of interest to support Europe's industrial base. Japanese company Hitachi leads the Agility Trains consortium which chose Newton Aycliffe in County Durham as the site for its preferred rolling stock manufacturing centre.


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