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Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a brand new fleet of intercity trains?

In this video, we go behind the scenes at our Newton Aycliffe factory in the UK. Learn from our team as they explain everything about the build process - from using state-of-the art technology and robotics, through to the final paint job!

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Aurora | Building The Fleet | EMR

We’re working in partnership with East Midlands Railway and Abellio to deliver trains which meet the needs of the operator, safety regulations and industry best practice. The trains are designed to enhance passenger experience, whilst showcasing our commitment to quality and safety.

As with any project, our investment is vital for success. For example, we have:

  • Introduced new technology and processes to support the project – our total £110 million investment at Newton Aycliffe means we can weld and paint trains on-site;

  • Invested in upskilling our existing team in partnership with experts from across our global factories from Italy and Japan.

We’re passionate about the Aurora fleet and look forward to delivering this new sustainable fleet of trains for Midland Main Line passengers, serving the towns and cities of South Yorkshire and across the East Midlands.