Bombardier secures £60 million contract

Bombardier has secured a new order worth around £60 million Credit: PA

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."