High-tech rail and related industries

With a rich heritage in the railway industry spanning back to 1841, York is redefining what it means to be a future rail hub, built on cutting-edge transport technology and business innovation.

Today, York accounts for 10% of national rail industry employment and is home to major offices and headquarters for Network Rail, Northern Rail and Virgin Trains East Coast.

Allied industries are also thriving. York hosts a significant innovation cluster for the industry, with key subsectors such as advanced manufacturing of specialist parts, rail engineering and consultancy, signalling, and transportation software systems well represented in the city.