Siemens Mobility plans approved for Goole rail manufacturing facility

Siemens Mobility Limited has formally received approval for planning application to develop an industry-leading rail manufacturing site in Goole, East Yorkshire.

The plans establish a £200m facility to manufacture and commission state-of-the-art trains for the expanding UK market. Plans for the project were first unveiled in 2018.

The plans include the development on a 104-acre site at Goole 36, close to junction 36 of the M62 motorway (of which 67 acres is land suitable for development), with a 80,000 sqm of manufacturing, commissioning, warehouse buildings and stabling sidings, as well as a four-storey, 5,000 sqm office building.

As part of the project, Siemens Mobility is planning to create up to 700 jobs and a further 250 during the construction period, with an additional 1,700 potential UK supply chain roles.

The application is for outline consent to enable the development to be delivered in phases, with the first phase of the manufacturing facilities expected to open in 2023. It is anticipated the development will be fully operational in 2025.

William Wilson, CEO for Siemens Mobility Limited, said: “We are delighted to have received approval from East Riding of Yorkshire Council for our outline planning application to develop an industry-leading rail manufacturing facility in Goole.

“This consent will enable us to develop detailed plans which we will submit to the council later this year. Pending approval for those plans, we anticipate beginning construction on site in Spring next year.

“The planning process is just one element of the Goole project, which is moving forward strongly. A key priority is our strategy to work with partners to develop the skills that will be required by our future workforce in Goole. This has also generated significant momentum and we are delighted with the support we are receiving from skills and training providers within the region, as well as across the rail industry.”