ONE of Talgo's high-speed train coaches is on track to arrive in Kincardine next week.

The Spanish company is set to build a train manufacturing plant at Longannet as part of £40 million investment plans.

An example of one of Talgo's coaches will go on display at Kincardine Community Centre on Wednesday, February 19.

The public are being invited along between 10am and 2pm to see the type of coach that was previously in use on overnight trains between Paris and Madrid.

Tea and cakes will be on offer and West Fifers will be able to ask questions directly to Talgo representatives at the event.

Jon Veitch, managing director of Talgo UK, said: "I invite local people to drop in to the Kincardine Community Centre for a cup of tea and a chat with me and members of the Talgo UK team.

"As many already know, Talgo UK has a philosophy of ‘true manufacturing’.

"Instead of assembling kits from overseas, the company intends to reinvigorate the UK supply chain, and source from it wherever possible.

"This approach upskills workers, protects jobs and keeps more money in the local and national economies of the UK.

"We want to inspire people by showing them the sort of technology that could be built at Longannet in the not-too-distant future."

Longannet will be the primary manufacturing location for the high-speed trains – that can run up to 235mph – and the site will create 1,000 direct jobs on site.

Talgo is currently on the shortlist to provide trains for the HS2 railway project, a contract worth £2.7 billion.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday this week that the controversial project would go ahead with the first phase to be completed by 2028-31.