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Bombardier awarded £1bn rail contract

The UK's last train maker Bombardier has been awarded a £1bn contract to make carriages as part of a £1.4bn boost to rail services for passengers across East Anglia.

The investment will be overseen by rail operator Abellio East Anglia, which has been awarded a new franchise running from October 2016 to 2025.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced the new East Anglia rail franchise during a visit to Bombardier in Derby.

He said the plant was "absolutely central" to the UK rail industry.

  • 10 Aug 2016