In the UK and Ireland, Alstom operates across over 20 sites and employs more than 2,500 people. Every day, around a third of all rail journeys in the UK are made on Alstom trains. We keep Virgin’s West Coast Main Line service running for around 34 million passengers every year and we service over 100 tube trains a day on London’s Northern Line, carrying nearly 1 million passengers daily. Today, we’re helping to turn Crossrail’s tunnels into a fully operational railway, electrifying the Edinburgh to Glasgow rail line and are helping the UK’s Rail Supply Chain to get ready for HS2. To help design, build and maintain the UK and Ireland’s large scale rail infrastructure we have invested, innovated and developed the world’s most sophisticated engineering and new rail technology. From Train Scanner, our world-leading virtual train health checker, to Appitrack, the fastest track laying machine in the world, our engineers are helping to make Britain's railways better. Our signalling and electrifcation activities are nationwide and are delivering the next generation of technology to help improve timetables and ensure safety on the railway whether on projects or the installed asset sacross the country. Alstom is the world's smartest rail manufacturer with big ambitions for the UK and Ireland. We are opening a state-of-the-art technology centre and training academy in Widnes that will bring jobs and skills to the North West of England and benefits to the whole of the UK.