Hugh Bayley backs rail college campaign

Hugh Bayley MP

Hugh Bayley MP

First published in News

A BID to bring the proposed high speed rail college to York has been given formal backing by one of the city’s MPs.

York Central MP Hugh Bayley has responded to the Government’s consultation, pointing the Department for Business Innovation and Skills towards selecting York as the location for the new college.

Mr Bayley’s response is in support of an official bid which is being put forward by city leaders in York, through the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.

The bid is also being supported with a campaign by The Press called On Track for York, which has so far welcomed backing from every secondary school in the city, ahead of launching a petition.

Mr Bayley said: “The creation of HS2 creates a window of opportunity for young people wanting to forge a career in the rail industry.

“York’s location on the east coast main line and as the most interconnected rail hub in the north of England makes it the perfect location for the new college.

“York already has a rail academy which delivers a wide range of courses with its purpose-built training rooms and a rail track training facility. The new HS2 training college will work in partnership with the rail academy, as well as schools and colleges, so that York has a generation of highly skilled workers who go on to find jobs in all areas of the rail industry.”

“York has always been a railway city with a first class reputation for rolling stock manufacture, maintenance and repair. The new college will ensure that the next generation of rail workers have the skills they need for the 21st Century.”

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9:12am Thu 27 Mar 14

Pedro says...

Why not the closing Law College? Wouldn't that be a good fit?
Why not the closing Law College? Wouldn't that be a good fit? Pedro
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9:23am Thu 27 Mar 14

Kevin Turvey says...

That’s it then, no rail college for york.

Hugh 'Jonah' Bayley gives it his backing.

Hugh do you actually remember all the businesses you have ‘backed’ in the past that have gone on to have failed or closed down due to corporate greed or were they merely opportunities for photos and exposure?

The carriageworks, Interlogic, Sessions printers, Terrys – lots of success there Hugh!
That’s it then, no rail college for york. Hugh 'Jonah' Bayley gives it his backing. Hugh do you actually remember all the businesses you have ‘backed’ in the past that have gone on to have failed or closed down due to corporate greed or were they merely opportunities for photos and exposure? The carriageworks, Interlogic, Sessions printers, Terrys – lots of success there Hugh! Kevin Turvey
  • Score: 2

12:02pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

Good luck - but isn't Crewe favourite?
Good luck - but isn't Crewe favourite? Ignatius Lumpopo
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