Protests after claim that Hitachi has lost T&W contract Protests after claim that Hitachi has lost T&W contract

There have been protests in north east England after a report claimed that Hitachi has been ruled out of the three-way contest to build a £500 million fleet for Tyne & Wear Metro. The other contenders are CAF and Stadler, and the source of the claims says ‘insiders’ at Nexus have been told that Hitachi will be ‘overlooked’. Ben Houchen, who is Tees Valley Mayor, described the alleged decision as ‘appalling’.

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