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.
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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