Cross-party support for Derby’s bid to be new rail HQ
Published: 15 August 2022
It comes as Derby City Council welcomed Rail Minister, Wendy Morton MP to the city as part of the Great British Railways competition.
The Minister arrived by train at Derby railway station and was greeted by Leader of the Council, Councillor Chris Poulter, Chief Executive Paul Simpson and local MP’s, Amanda Solloway, MP for Derby North, Lilian Greenwood, MP from Nottingham South and Sarah Dines, MP for Derbyshire Dales.
The delegation then moved on to Resonate in Pride Park, a leading digital signalling and traffic management provider. The Minister and members of the GBR Transition team then received a boardroom presentation expanding on Derby’s offer for GBR which emphasised the opportunity to locate at the heart of Europe’s leading rail cluster and to collaborate more closely with the private sector. The Minister also heard about potential locations for the new headquarters.Voting for the Great British Railways competition closes on Monday 15 August. To vote visit www.derbygbr.co.uk/vote.