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£647m contracts for Bombardier

Derby-based train builder Bombardier has secured contracts worth £647m, including a £542m deal with Corelink Rail Infrastructure to build and maintain 333 train carriages for the new West Midlands Trains franchise Marketing Derby has reported.

It said Bombardier will supply its new Aventra vehicles and also provide maintenance and support services.

Today, the company has also announced a £105m deal with Derby-based train leasing company Porterbrook to supply 60 electric trains.

Richard Hunter, UK Managing Director at Bombardier Transportation, said: “Our modern Aventra trains will be built in the Midlands for the Midlands, and will transform the travel experience for passengers on the new West Midlands Trains franchise by delivering more reliability, shorter journey times and an exceptional travel experience through enhanced interior design.

“This important contract win again demonstrates Bombardier is the first choice when it comes to delivering high quality, integrated transportation products and services and value-adding long-term solutions for our customers.

“It’s another huge endorsement of our workforce and the quality of the products we design, engineer and manufacture in the UK.”