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Bombardier contract to be extended by rail operator

Bombardier in Derby Credit: ITV Central

Rail operator Southern has announced it plans to extend an existing £188 million pound contract with Derby-based train-maker, Bombardier.

The firm secured the deal at the end of last year, to make 130 carriages. It will now make an additional 40. The contract was a boost for Bombardier, after it lost out on the multi-million pound Thameslink contract.