Wolverton, Springburn sold by Knorr-Bremse Wolverton, Springburn sold by Knorr-Bremse

The owners of two railway works in England and Scotland have sold the businesses to a German firm. Staff have been told of the sales in workshop briefings, but few details have been given. Knorr-Bremse said it is ‘carrying out a strategic realignment of its vehicle services business in the UK market’, which has prompted the sales of Wolverton and Springburn to Mutares, described as ‘equity entrepreneurs’. The news comes after the High Court confirmed that planning permission to demolish the existing buildings at Wolverton was valid, and rejected a case brought by Historic England. HE said the judgment had been ‘very disappointing’.

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