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New contract for Bombardier

A new contract has been signed today for Derby-based Bombardier to provide another 116 carriages for use on the Thameslink service through London.

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Bombardier deal is 'great news for the people of Derby'

The Commercial Director of Bombardier UK has said Bombardier's new contract is "great news for the people of Derby".

A new train was unveiled in London today, as the firm signed a £180 million deal to provide 116 more carriages for use on Southern services.

"We've come out fitter and stronger," Des McKeon said about the company losing out to German firm Siemens in 2011, "we're bidding aggressively for more contracts."

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