Derby named as location for Great British Railways HQ, MP Amanda Solloway expresses pleasure


United Kingdom: The British government has announced Derby as the location for the Great British Railways headquarters. This accomplishment is regarded as another massive boost for the local economy and will create long-term employment for several individuals. 

Member of Parliament for Derby North, Amanda Solloway, while extending her congratulations, said, “A huge well done to everyone involved in Derby’s bid. There was also an amazing response from local people that really did boost our chances of success.”


She added that this is fantastic news that Derby is now home to the Great British Railways Headquarters, as she campaigned hard for this result. MP Solloway highlighted that locally she encouraged local figures, businesses, as well as members of the public to place a vote, and nationally she spoke to relevant ministers in Parliament, which made sure that Derby was chosen as the location for such prestigious headquarters

The MP wore a t-shirt with the campaign QR code printed on the front so that constituents could literally scan her. Amanda Solloway was pleased that her hard work paid off and added, “Derby has yet another reason to celebrate – this decision will bring jobs, investment, along with the start of a new era for Britain’s railways.”

While outlining the history of the city, she said that the city has a proud history of rail innovation, and she is delighted to see the city being named the winner of the Great British Railways. This title recognises the extraordinary contribution that Derby has made to the United Kingdom’s rail industry and highlights the city’s dedication to driving innovation and excellence in rail engineering.

Furthermore, Politician Catherine Atkinson expressed her happiness and said, “You voted for Derby to be the new home of the Great British Railways HQ, and we won – by more than 5000 votes (Derby got 45,600).

Well done to the other great cities who put up the strong competition. Rail must be an engine for green growth across Midlands and North led by Derby.”

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