Derby North MP Chris Williamson has welcomed the tender process for Crossrail.
Bombardier is one of four train companies invited to tender for the billion pound project.
The MP says he hopes the government will see sense and award the deal to Bombardier to secure jobs in the Midlands and beyond
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