Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
East Midlands; Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire; Derby
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.20 - Manufacture of railway locomotives and rolling stock

270 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 February 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Canadian-owned Bombardier has announced that 270 jobs will be abolished in its UK transport business, UK for Rail. UK for Rail employs 3,500 across several sites in the United Kingdom. The job cuts in the rail business form part of a global reduction of 7,000 jobs (see related factsheet) of which 3,200 jobs were to come from Bombardier’s transport division, which is involved in rolling stock and rail systems. Bombardier manufactures planes and trains in the United Kingdom and it also manufactures rail equipment and develops rail systems. The job losses at UK for Rail are further to losses in Bombardier’s UK workforce based in Northern Ireland (see related factsheet).


  • 17 February 2016: BBC News Northern Ireland
  • 18 February 2016: Global Rail News


Eurofound (2016), UK for Rail, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 86582, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86582.