Talgo steps up HS2 Phase One bid, with 1,000 jobs at Scotland plant
Talgo, one of the suppliers shortlisted for supplying rolling stock for the first phase of HS2, has announced that it will build a manufacturing plant in Scotland that would create 1,000 jobs. The Spanish train builder said it has found the ideal site – a former power station in Fife – owing to its proximity to colleges and universities and good transport connections.
Building of the site comes with a caveat: the Madrid-based company said the construction of the 70,000 sq. ft Longannet plant, which would take 18 months, is pending on winning a train order.