Trainmaker Wins Thameslink Electric Contract

Derby-based trainmaker Bombardier has won a £180 million deal to supply some 116 electric rolling stock vehicles.

The new stock will be used on the north-south, cross-London Thameslink route.

The contract also contains the option for an additional 140 vehicles, which brings the potential value of the order to£385 million.

Bombardier recently lost out to German company Siemens for a contract to supply other trains to same Thameslink project. The loss caused some controversy as losing the contract lead to job loses with the firm.


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