Latest News | 19 June 2015

Bombardier Set To Seal £260m London Overground Deal

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Bombardier's factory based on Litchurch Lane, Derby

Derby train maker and Marketing Derby Bondholder, Bombardier, looks to have secured a contract worth more than a quarter of a billion pounds to supply more trains to London.

Bombardier's factory based on Litchurch Lane built the first fleet of Class 378 trains for London Overground after 2007 and has been selected again by Transport for London (TfL) to build at least 45 more trains. 

“By investing in new trains here in the capital, TfL is helping to support jobs and skills in Derby and right across the country”
— Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

Bombardier's contract win is provisional, although it is expected to be signed following a statutory ten-day standstill period. The contract includes maintenance and also contains options for more trains beyond the initial 45.

“Ordering new trains for the Gospel Oak to Barking line and West Anglia route together, as well as including a provision to order more trains should passenger demand warrant additional capacity, ensures that we get best value for money for our customers.”
— Mike Brown, Managing Director at London Rail

Winning the contract over competitors including CAF, Hitachi and Siemens, Bombardier said it could not comment until the ten-day standstill period had elapsed.

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