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Bombardier secures Crossrail deal as NAO praises progress

07 February 2014
Bombardier’s Aventra train for Crossrail
Bombardier’s Aventra train for Crossrail

 

Transport for London and the DfT have selected Derby-based train manufacturer Bombardier as preferred bidder for the £1bn contract to build 65 trains for the capital’s east-west Crossrail scheme. 

Bombardier beat-off competition from Spanish-based CAF, and Japan’s Hitachi, for the contract. Five bidders pre-qualified  but Alstom and Siemens withdrew during the competition. 

Bombardier will supply, deliver and maintain 65 nine-coach trains, as well as construct a...

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