Talgo: “The current UK political situation does not deter us.”

While the UK continues to face uncertainty over what kind of Brexit deal there will be when it leaves the European Union, Talgo is adamant that this does not affect its plans.

“The current UK political situation does not deter us. We are engineers and not politicians. We are very excited about the opportunity,” President Carlos de Palacio told RAIL on April 1 in the company’s Las Matas headquarters, near Madrid.

“If you build world-beating products, then the rest of the world will beat a path to your door. We intend to do that for the UK and in the UK. The UK has a great engineering and railway past and present, and we want to help make sure that the UK has a great engineering and railway future.”

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