Rail News, July 2017

A £900m train order that once looked destined for Germany has been won by the Bombardier plant in Derby. A fleet of 90 commuter trains for the South West franchise will be built in Britain, in a boost for the country’s oldest train manufacturing site, one of only two left in the UK.

The order for 750 Aventra carriages, similar to the trains being built for Cross rail’s Elizabeth Line and parts of the London Overground, is a boost to the Derby plant.


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