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Bombardier strikes £100m deal to service Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains' Super Voyager will be maintained by Bombardier until March 2016 Credit: Bombardier

The train maker Bombardier has signed a contract with Virgin Trains to continue maintaining its Super Voyager fleet that operates on the UK's West Coast main line.

It's a deal that's worth £100m to the train manufacturer that has a factory in Derby.

They already service the trains for Virgin but this deal extends their contract to March 2016.

Bombardier will maintain the trains at its Central Rivers depot in Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They employ 360 people there.

“Winning this contract allows us to continue our strong relationship with Virgin, which has been in place since 1998. It demonstrates Virgin’s trust in Bombardier to continue delivering an excellent and cost-effective service."

Paul Roberts, Chief Country Representative of Bombardier Transportation, UK.