Good news on Bombardier

A deal for Bombardier to build, in Derby, new rolling stock for Southern Railways has been announced today.

The contract is worth £188m in total – including £80m of additional Government funding announced in the Autumn Statement.

This is great news for everyone working at Bombardier and in the supply chain in the area and a vindication of the work put in by so many people to campaign to save the plant.

While this contract is not a complete solution, it is nice for once to have a positive development – especially at this time of year!