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Training centre to expand rail sector workforce

Training

Peter Plisner
18 October 2021
From left: Dave Carns, National Infrastructure Solutions; Stuart 
Anderson MP Wolverhampton South West; Ian Brookfield, leader Wolverhampton Council; Andy Street, mayor of the West Midlands; Tony Kearns, COO, Rhomberg Sersa
From left: Dave Carns, National Infrastructure Solutions; Stuart Anderson MP Wolverhampton South West; Ian Brookfield, leader Wolverhampton Council; Andy Street, mayor of the West Midlands; Tony Kearns, COO, Rhomberg Sersa
 

A new rail training centre has opened in the West Midlands to enable local people to acquire the skills needed to build the region’s expanding tram and train networks. The centre, at City of Wolverhampton College’s Wellington Road campus in Bilston, boasts more than 40 metres of railway track.

The facility is the first in the UK to offer training on slab track technology, which is used in the construction of high-speed rail lines like HS2. It will also provide training on...

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