Sheffield specialist engineering firm signs five year service deal with Hitachi Rail Europe

Street CraneXpress (SCX), the Sheffield-based specalist engineering firm, has signed a new five-year maintenance contract with Hitachi Rail.

The company is now contracted to service and repair overhead cranes and handling equipment at Hitachi’s rail vehicle manufacturing facility near Darlington.

Hitachi Rail has invested more than £80m in its new plant at Newton Aycliffe, creating hundreds of skilled engineering and operations jobs.

The plant is building the next generation of intercity express trains, a project led by the Department for Transport.

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