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The Rail industry in Sheffield City Region

Facts & Figures

50 rail companies in Doncaster
£1.3 billion worth to the economy

The rail sector in Doncaster has been a major part of the local economy for more than 150 years.

More recently, it has become known as the home of UK high-speed rail. It includes world class research centres and academic institutions such as The Centre of Innovation in Rail, The Institute for Railway Research, the National College of High Speed Rail, the Rail Innovation and Technology Centre and the University of Huddersfield.  

Three reasons to get into the rail sector

  1. Crossrail, Transport for the North and HS2 are major rail projects underway in the UK right now
  2. There is an urgent need to update equipment and it is estimated that rail operators will source and buy £35bn of new equipment and services over the next 15 years
  3. There is a huge opportunity for UK based companies to supply goods and services that are currently provided from outside the EU

Local Rail Jobs

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These are some of the companies in Sheffield City Region operating in Rail

Local Rail Apprenticeships

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Local Rail and Transport Courses

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