From a glorious past to a fabulous future
As the pioneer of railways, Doncaster is at the forefront of keeping the UK’s rail network moving and building the infrastructure of tomorrow. The town that built the world famous Flying Scotsman and Mallard is today established as one of the most important rail hubs in the UK and at the centre of developing the next generation of rail skills and expertise.
Companies based in Doncaster benefit from easy access to the rail industry with an unrivalled combination of location, an established supply chain, skilled workforce and world-class training.
If you’re a rail business looking to expand, relocate or invest, Doncaster offers the following:
- An established rail base - a major part of the local economy for over 150 years, a highly integrated supply chain and over 50 rail companies located here.
- Skills and research - access to an 8,000 strong highly skilled rail workforce and home to world-class research centres and academic institutions specialising in rail such as the National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and a soon to be built University Technical College specialising in digital design and engineering.
- Access and logistics - centrally located in the UK with excellent access to the £80 billion+ opportunities in the nearby continental markets and unrivaled specialist logistics and infrastructure, including iPortrail.
Invest in Great
National rail infrastructure is currently estimated to be worth £88 billion. Rail operators will invest more than £35 billion in new services and equipment over the next 15 years – a supply chain expansion of 140%.
Doncaster has always led the way in terms of cutting edge rail engineering with relationships that are established and significant within the rail industry, Doncaster is an ideal place to locate and enable the industry to continue to compete in global markets.
The home of UK high-speed rail, Doncaster is also at the centre of developing the next generation of rail travel and rolling stock. Companies based in Doncaster benefit from easy access to the rail industry and investment and other opportunities it offers.
Watch Caitlin Gent outline the investment opportunities in Doncaster and UK rail.
The brand new iPort Rail terminal, an international bonded intermodal development offers secure modern rail freight handling facilities alongside a 6 million sq ft logistics park.
We have other sites available for new investment for Rail and Logistics companies and as Doncaster has always led the way in terms of cutting edge rail engineering along with its relationship with an established and significant rail industry, Doncaster was an ideal place to position a brand new National College for High Speed Rail.