Derby-based train manufacturers Bombardier have announced it has secured an order worth £60 million.
The order from Southern and Porterbrook Leasing is for 40 Bombardier Electrostar cars to operate on services in London and the South East.
In December 2011, Bombardier received an order for 130 new Electrostars from Southern which are currently in production at the Derby factory.
Southern's Managing Director, Chris Burchell, said: "This good news is timely as the first carriage of the original 130 ordered is close to completion. These additional 40 carriages will provide much needed capacity on some of our busiest routes."
Virgin Trains are to continue running the services on the West Coast main line which connects London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow for a further 23 months.
Commuters at Birmingham New Street gave their opinion on Virgin Trains services.
Derby-based Rolls Royce has won a contract worth £1.6 billion to supply engines to Singapore Airlines.
The company will supply engines for 20 of the Airbus A350 aircraft and 5 of the Airbus A380.
The company's chief commercial officer Nick Devall said:
England batsman Ian Bell has signed a new contract with his home county, Warwickshire.
The new deal will keep 30-year-old Bell tied to Warwickshire until at least 2015.
In 2001 he became the youngest player to ever receive a Warwickshire county cap after scoring 836 runs in 16 innings that season, including three centuries and two scores of 98.
Commenting on the contract extension, Ian said: “I take a great deal of pride in representing my home county and it’s fantastic to sign a new deal to continue playing for Warwickshire for the foreseeable future.