Derby-based Bombardier wins £1bn Crossrail contract

Derby-based company Bombardier has won a £1 billion contract to supply trains for the cross-London Crossrail project, the Department for Transport and Transport for London have announced.

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Bombardier Crossrail contract 'fantastic result'

The decision to award Derby-based Bombardier with a £1 billion Crossrail contact is a "fantastic and deserved result", the Rail, Maritime and Transport union general secretary has said.

Bob Crow said the result followed a long-running campaign led by the union and the local community in Derby. Credit: PA

Bob Crow says the win will "go a long way to saving the future of train building in the nation that gave the railways to the world".

Business Secretary Vince Cable said the decision "represents a real vote of confidence in British manufacturing, supporting 760 UK manufacturing jobs and 80 apprenticeships".

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