Derby-based Bombardier have today signed a deal worth £180 million for carriages which will serve London's busiest commuter routes.
A rail magazine has reported that two of the three people suspended over the West Coast bid also worked on the Bombardier bid.
Hundreds of train service staff at a Bombardier plant in Staffordshire are going on strike in a dispute over pay.
Midlands-based manufacturer Bombardier has been named Transport Supplier of the Year at the UK National Transport Awards.
The award recognises the Derby-based firm's role in upgrading the London Underground's Victoria Line and supporting train operators during the London 2012 Olympics.
Bombardier designed and built 376 new Bombardier Movia metro trains for the Victoria Line from its base in Derby.
The line is now the most reliable service on the London Underground network.
The Commercial Director of Bombardier UK has said Bombardier's new contract is "great news for the people of Derby".
A new train was unveiled in London today, as the firm signed a £180 million deal to provide 116 more carriages for use on Southern services.
"We've come out fitter and stronger," Des McKeon said about the company losing out to German firm Siemens in 2011, "we're bidding aggressively for more contracts."
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said today is a "very important day" for Derby-based train maker Bombardier.
The firm signed a £180 million deal to provide another 116 carriages for Southern, to be used on services through London.
In 2011, the company lost out to German firm Siemens to build new train carriages for its Thameslink route.
Speaking today Mr McLoughlin said: "I think Bombardier have put it behind then, there was disappointment and I shared that disappointment but there was an open process, an open contract, they didn't win that particular one."
A new contract has been signed for Derby-based Bombardier provide another 116 carriages for use on the Thameslink service through London.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin today visited a train depot in Battersea to see the first of a new fleet of 130 carriages.
This is the second contract for Bombardier which is worth £180 million.
The Derbyshire Dales MP said: “London’s commuters deserve a first class rail network and comfortable modern trains, Southern is delivering that. This second order will also provide a further boost to the thousands of passengers who travel into London every day.
“A successful rail network is vital for the economic prosperity of the country and its standing in the global race. The fact that these trains are made in Britain also protects jobs outside of the capital.”
£180 million worth of train carriages built at Derby-based Bombardier will be on show for the Transport Minister, Patrick McLoughlin, today.
The 130 carriages are being tested in London and will be rolled out across the city in December.
The Derby South MP Margaret Beckett says the new £180 million contract with Southern Trains confirms the value and expertise of Derby based trainmakers Bombardier
A controversial multi-billion pound contract to build London's Crossrail project has moved a step closer to being built by Derby train builder Bombardier, as Siemens pulls out of the project.
In a statement, Siemens said: "Crossrail is a very large project and, since first undertaking our initial assessment of capacity and deliverability, Siemens has won multiple additional orders.
"To pursue another project of this scale could impact our ability to deliver our current commitments."
Crossrail will link Heathrow to East London.
Bids for the rail contract are due next month, with a decision expected by mid-2014.
It's been confirmed that Derby-based trainmaker Bombardier, has missed out on the £1.6bn contract to build the carriages for the Thameslink rail line.
More than a thousand jobs have already been lost since German firm Siemens was originally announced as the preferred bidder. Campaigners are now urging the Government to award the contract to build trains for the Cross Rail project in London to Bombardier.
George Cowcher from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, says Bombardier needs to look at for contracts.
A £1.6bn new train contract which has been mired in controversy has been given to a German, rather than a UK firm, it has been confirmed.
The contract for 1,140 new carriages for the Thameslink rail route has gone to a consortium led by Siemens of Germany rather than to Bombardier of Derby.
Siemens, whose selection over Bombardier was much criticised, said it expected the contract would create up to 2,000 jobs.
Hailed by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin as "a boost for UK Plc", the contract will see the first new train running on the cross-London Thameslink route in 2016.
The introduction of the full fleet by the end of 2018 will enable a 24-trains per hour service to operate through the capital at peak times.
In October 2009 the Labour government announced that the two remaining short-listed bidders for the contract were Bombardier and Siemens.