Alstom: Production at Alstom set to stop with 3,000 jobs at risk

Alstom says 3,000 jobs in Derby are at risk, adding there would be an impact on the wider supply chain.
Alstom: Production at Alstom set to stop with 3,000 jobs at risk
The factory is Litchurch Lane, Derby

Production of new stock at the UK’s largest rail assembly factory could stop on Thursday, with 3,000 jobs at risk.

Nick Crossfield, managing director of Alstom, said the possible job losses at the Litchurch Lane site in Derby would have a “considerable” impact on the national supply chain.

He said the company could no longer guarantee a presence in the city.

Production is nearing its end, with an 18-month gap until the next order.

On Wednesday, Mr Crossfield told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that activity would diminish in the upcoming months.

“Between now and May, June we will go down to very little, or no, activity, in what is one of the group’s largest facilities worldwide,” he said.

The move, he said, could have an impact beyond the city.

“The jobs on site support a further 12,000 to 15,000 in the national supply chain that we support here,” he added.

“Once you lose that capability in the UK, even when we bid future work into the UK, it’s highly likely that activity would come from a supply chain outside of the UK.”

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