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Bombardier Derby factory awarded £1bn East Anglia trains deal

17 Aug 2016
Bombardier train factory in Derby has won a contract worth close to #1 billion in a deal that will safeguard 1,000 jobs.

The deal will involve Bombardier making 660 carriages for the East Anglia network and Abellio will continue running franchise until 2025. 

‘At this time of economic challenges, as ministers wrestle with what exactly Brexit means, the fact that 1,000 highly skilled jobs have been safeguarded is to be applauded,” said transport secretary, Tony Murphy. 

Bombardier’s Litchurch Lane factory currently employs 1,600 people and has made trains since 1876. 

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