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Contract to run Crossrail goes to Hong Kong company

MTR Corporation beat the likes of National Express and Arriva to win the concession, which will be for eight years with an option to extend to 10 years.

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Crossrail company to employ around 1,100 staff

  • Transport for London said MTR was expected to employ around 1,100 staff with up to 850 new roles, creating many hundreds of jobs for local people.
  • This will include some 400 drivers and more than 50 apprenticeships for people from communities along the route.
  • It is estimated that Crossrail will also support the equivalent of 55,000 full-time jobs around the UK.

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