Business Secretary: 'Bombardier is in an excellent position to bid for contracts'

On his visit to Leicester Railway Station today, Business Secretary Vince Cable said the Derby train-maker Bombardier is in an excellent position to bid for contracts.

A £9.4bn package of investment across the rail network has been announced today by the Government.

Plans include the electrification of the Midland Mainline in what was hailed by Prime Minister David Cameron as the "biggest modernisation of our railways since the Victorian era".

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Midland Main Line Electrification

Plans to electrify the Midland Mainline, which will pass through the East Midlands, have been announced by the Government.