Thursday 29 December 2011

Bombardier Handed £188m Southern Contract

Derby train manufacturer Bombardier has been awarded a £188m contract to build 130 carriages for rail company Southern. It is hoped the new contract will help secure the Canadian-owned company's future in Derby.

Bob Crow, general secretary of rail union RMT, said: "The Southern carriages order is both welcome and deserved and shows that Bombardier in Derby is geared up to deliver top-quality engineering.
"However the award of this contract does not let the government off the hook on either the unsigned Thameslink contract or the looming Crossrail deal.

Information from Tony Wilson