Yorkshire - On track for train rethink

9th April 2010 at 01:00

Pupils from 22 schools and colleges across Yorkshire are taking part in an engineering challenge in which they will compete to design a railway carriage for the 21st century.

The 14-19 year-olds will develop their engineering skills by designing and building detailed scale models of carriages that meet today's customer service and engineering standards.

Some of the teenagers will be able to visit Northern Rail's train maintenance depot in Leeds to inspire them.

Organisers hope the pupils - from Sheffield, Rotherham, Bradford, Hull, York, Pontefract and Skipton - will go on to consider engineering as a career.

The region's engineering industry is suffering a big shortfall of 16-24 workers. ws.

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