Bombardier wins lb1bn Crossrail trains contract (14)

London Evening Standard 2014.02.06 10:55
Derby-based Bombardier has won a lb1 billion contract to supply the trains for the cross-London Crossrail project, in a big boost for UK manufacturing. Bombardier, which has suffered contract disappointment in the past from overseas opposition, beat Japan's Hitachi and Spanish firm CAF to the lucrative contract. A total of 65 trains will be built in Derby in a deal which will support 760 UK manufacturing jobs and 80 apprenticeships.
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