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".
Alison Mackenzie analyses the Government's decision to electrify the Midland Main Line as part of a nine billion pound rail investment.
Speculation is mounting over plans to electrify the Midland Mainline. The £500m scheme is expected to be announced by the Government.