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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  1. Chris Choi

The race to Bombardier's billion

There have been so many twists and turns in the crossrail bidding process, Hollywood should take an interest.

The Derby firm at times looked like the underdog, overshadowed by the giant, Siemens. The Germans delivered a painful blow to the midlands team when they got the massive Thameslink contract.

A total of 65 trains will be built in Derby as a result of the contract. Credit: PA

Then in a moment of corporate high drama Siemens pulled out of the race for the new London contract at Crossrail.

The result brings job security to Derby - and far beyond as Bombardier's long supply line also benefits.

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