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 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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