Train manufacturer Talgo has defended opening its UK head office in Chesterfield - almost 300 miles from its planned £40 million factory in Fife.
Rail campaigners believe the proposed train factory at Longannet should fast-track the electrification of the Fife rail network.
Spanish train manufacturer Talgo has sealed its intention to create a £40 million factory in Fife, which could bring more than 1,000 jobs to the region.
The case for reopening the Dunfermline to Alloa railway is “stronger than ever” despite a funding setback, it has been claimed.
Sources close to the train building company behind plans to bring more than 1,000 jobs to Fife say the project could still happen if the controversial HS2 scheme is scrapped.
Talgo’s bid to bring major train manufacturing to Longannet is on track.
Strong support is emerging for a west Fife rail link.
The president of Spanish high-speed train manufacturers Talgo has maintained Brexit of any kind will not affect the company’s plans to set up a new factory in Fife.
An ambitious plan for a new train factory on the site of Scotland’s last coal-fired power station is expected to take a major step forward in the coming weeks.
Fife College says it will aim to provide a “one stop shop” for a Spanish train manufacturer and its supply chain before a proposed move to Longannet.