Hitachi’s Newton Aycliffe-based Production Manager NIKKI BONES talks to PHILIP SHERRATT about life at the UK’s newest train factory
My Railway Life
Hitachi’s Newton Aycliffe rail vehicle manufacturing facility is impressive. Opened by then Prime Minister David Cameron on 3 September 2015, it now employs 1,000 people, around 99% of whom come from the local area. This is well in excess of the original planned staffing of 730, reflecting how busy the site has already become.