The University of Derby has welcomed the 1 billion pound contract awarded to local employer Bombardier.
The trains for London's Crossrail project will be made at the company's plant in Litchurch Lane.
Angela Dean, Head of the School of Engineering and Technology, says the university is ready to supply 'work-ready engineers' for the project.
This is tremendous news for the manufacturing industry in Derby and confirms the city as one of the premier centres for the world’s rail industry.
Our graduates from areas such as mechanical, electrical, electronic and manufacturing and production engineering are a great talent pool for Bombardier and will support the supply chain to train work-ready engineers ready to take on this exciting challenge.”
Over 90% of students from the University's School of Engineering and Technology have moved into work or further study within six months.