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Doncaster among four shortlisted for rail college plan

Computer-generated visuals of a high speed train. HS2. For editorial usage only.

Computer-generated visuals of a high speed train. HS2. For editorial usage only.

Doncaster has made it onto the shortlist for housing a new national railway college.

The High Speed Rail College, which would generate about £150million for the Doncaster and Sheffield City Region economy, is one step closer after the Government announced the town had made the national shortlist of four.

It will go up against Birmingham, Derby and Manchester for the honour.

Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones, said: “I am delighted we have made it to the final stage of the process and we will be pulling out all the stops to bring this college to Doncaster for the benefit of businesses and people in the town, the Sheffield City Region, Yorkshire and the north-east of England. This is a major achievement and testament to the partnership approach we have taken to get us into the top four.

“We are a rail town with a rich history of leading the way in rail and engineering. Cutting edge locomotives like Flying Scotsman and Mallard were designed, built and maintained right here in Doncaster and this engineering prowess continues today with over 10,000 people employed in the sector.

“Having the college in Doncaster will have a transformational impact on growing the sector. It will help our businesses expand, offer people world class training, deliver quality jobs and drive economic growth in Doncaster and across the Sheffield City Region.”

A final decision will be made by in July.

 

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