Boris Johnson visits Bombardier in Derby

London Mayor Boris Johnson is visiting Bombardier in Derby to see progress on the trains being built for the capital's Crossrail project East-West rail-link.

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Video: Boris drives train on day out in Derby

The Mayor of London had a go at driving a tube train on a visit to Derby's Bombardier factory today.

The company is building dozens of new trains for the London Underground, and Mr Johnson was keen to give one of them a test drive.

Boris Johnson arrives at Bombardier factory

Boris Johnson arriving at Bombardier

Boris Johnson has arrived at the Bombardier factory in Derby to inspect the progress on trains being built for London's Crossrail project.

The Mayor of London gives welding a go Credit: ITV News Central

The contract with Transport for London is worth £1.3bn.

Bombardier is delivering 65 nine-car trains for the east-west rail link in the capital.

The project is due to open in 2018.

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