Swansea railway depot to create jobs and attract business, says Welsh Secretary
A RAILWAY servicing depot in Swansea will create jobs and attract businesses to South Wales, according to the Welsh Secretary.
David Jones was speaking after meeting representatives from Hitachi Rail Europe, who are developing a new generation of railway carriages for use on the planned electrified line.
In 2015 construction work will also begin on a servicing depot at the Swansea Maliphant site, not far from Swansea railway station.
Mr Jones said: "The building of the servicing depot in Swansea… will create much-needed jobs and attract business opportunities to South Wales, and I look forward to seeing the project develop."
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His comments came after the Government announced plans to extend the HS2 high-speed railway line from Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds.
He added: "This announcement further demonstrates this Government's commitment to building a strong and modern rail network across the UK, something that is crucial in order for the UK to compete in today's global race.
"I am particularly pleased that Crewe will be served by a dedicated link alongside the high- speed line, creating a valuable link for passengers (in) North Wales."
Hitachi is to build 596 new rail vehicles as part of the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).