Thursday, 6 February 2014
This from the Derby and Derbyshire Rail Forum...
The Derby and Derbyshire Rail Forum (DDRF), which represents over 100 rail related businesses in the East Midlands, commented:
"The decision to proceed with Bombardier as preferred manufacturer for the Crossrail fleet is welcome news.
"Litchurch Lane is an important manufacturing facility in Derby and it employs large numbers of local people who contribute to the regional economy and support a wide range of businesses and communities across the East Midlands.
"The DDRF look forward to working with Bombardier, as preferred manufacturer, to ensure that our supply chain members can benefit from this decision, many of whom supply world-leading technology to rolling stock manufacturers across the globe."
This from the Department for Transport and Transport for London...
Crossrail rolling stock and depot contract to be awarded to Bombardier
6 February 2014
• Over 1,000 jobs and around 100 apprenticeships supported in the UK