Chippenham to host cutting edge R&D facility

Siemens Mobility is investing €115m to establish a cutting-edge rail infrastructure manufacturing, digital engineering and research & development centre in Chippenham.

“This investment highlights the commitment to innovation, sustainability, excellence, and meeting the growing demand for rail infrastructure in Britain and worldwide,” the company said.

The new facility, set to replace the existing factory in 2026, will be vital for Siemens Mobility's future projects in rail technology, providing an efficient site to build the next generation of conventional and digital rail signalling and control systems for Britain. The transition will include the transfer of all local staff, totalling approximately 800.