THE Tees Valley Mayor has undergone a tour of Darlington locomotive works.

Ben Houchen heard first-hand about the plans by the Trust for a new steam centre in Darlington where it would build and maintain its locomotives and rolling stock.

Mr Houchen said: “This is a wonderful project taking place at the home of the modern passenger railway and we should be getting behind it.

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“It was exciting to hear the Trust is looking to expand into at a larger and better facility," he added.