The impact of Alstom in the UK and Ireland

Alstom Aventra Class 345 Elizabeth line

As the UK and Ireland build back from the last few years, Alstom is once again at the forefront of the next rail revolution. We are supporting governments, operators, rolling stock owners and infrastructure owners and maintainers to increase passenger numbers, improve railway reliability and raise revenue – while meeting important net zero targets.

Our trusted partner status means we are not only delivering the biggest train manufacturing programme in a generation, but also the two largest major signalling frameworks in Control Period 6 (CP6). 63% of the UK’s installed train fleet is supported by Alstom in some capacity, while Alstom-manufactured trains for Dublin’s Dart+ will bring battery-electric trains to Ireland for the first time. We are playing a crucial role in the hugely successful Elizabeth line which now accounts for one in six of all UK rail passenger journeys.

EY’s analysis of our activity in fiscal year 2022/23 found that we supported a contribution of near £1 billion to the GDP of the UK and Ireland. Our operations supported a further 10,981 jobs. With 78% of our 1,470 suppliers based in the UK and Ireland, they benefitted from 68% of our total procurement spend in the year – supporting jobs, innovation and world-leading manufacturing. 

Alstom, in collaboration with EY developed Alstom UK and Ireland’s first Social Economic Impact Report to measure its impact in the country and serve as a baseline to build upon in the future.

Download the report and see how Alstom supports the country’s efforts to provide safe and efficient transport for British passengers and invests in local capability efforts in the process.