Derbion is proud to support the bid for Derby to be the new home of Great British Railways (GBR) and we are asking for you to cast your vote.

Great British Railways will be the new single public body responsible for running and transforming Britain’s railways. The aim of GBR is to create a simpler, better railway for everyone in Britain.

Derby’s rich rail heritage and deep-rooted culture of innovation make it the ideal central location for GBR’s new headquarters which has over 180 years of rail history and a great foundation to win the bid. 

Derby is the birthplace of the industrial revolution, the site of the world’s first factory, a leader of the English enlightenment, and a city of innovation and industry. A place with a highly skilled and talented workforce, home to world-leading businesses Rolls-Royce, Alstom, Toyota and many others. 

With a rich 200-year legacy as the centre of the rail industry in Britain, Derby is no train museum. It is at the forefront of the industry, employing thousands of workers, and at the heart of Europe’s largest and most diverse rail cluster. Providing an unparalleled opportunity for closer collaboration within the sector and beyond.

The public vote closes on 14th August