Posts Tagged ‘Derby’

Bombardier win £188m contract for new Southern trains

TweetDerby trainmaker Bombardier has been awarded a £188m contract from Southern for the construction of 130 new carriages. The deal was part-funded with an £80m government subsidy. The Department for Transport was criticised when it previously chose German rival Siemens instead of Bombardier as preferred bidder for the £1.4bn Thameslink rail contract. It is hoped [...]

Network Rail report identifies most overcrowded stations

TweetNetwork Rail has produced a list of 11 stations which it says need action to ease overcrowding. The listed stations include London Victoria, Fenchurch Street, Charing Cross, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon and Surbiton stations. Outside of London, the list includes Liverpool Lime Street, Basingstoke in Hampshire, Bristol Parkway, Preston and Watford Junction in Hertfordshire. Network Rail [...]

Job losses expected at Bombardier Derby

TweetTrain-maker Bombardier, which recently lost out to Siemens on the £1.4bn Thameslink contract, is expected to announce job losses at its Derby plant later today. The Bombardier plant in Derby, the last major train manufacturing facility in the UK, is bracing itself to discover the scale of redundancies having been beaten by German group Siemens [...]

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