Bombardier Transportation announced that it has signed a contract with Transport for According to a release, the contract is valued at approximately
Bombardier will deliver 65 nine-car trains and construct a new purpose-built depot at Old Oak Common. The deal also includes maintenance provision for the fleet of trains. The programme is scheduled to commence on
The new trains will be built at Bombardier's Derby site and will support 840 UK manufacturing jobs including 80 apprenticeships. In addition, the project will create around 260 jobs for the construction of the new depot and approximately 80 jobs for the ongoing maintenance of the trains.
The state-of-the-art Bombardier Aventra trains for Crossrail will be over 200 m in length and will be able to carry up to 1,500 passengers. Key features of the new high-capacity trains include air- conditioning and interconnecting walk-through carriages. On-train passenger information systems will deliver real-time travel information to allow passengers to plan their onward journeys. The Aventra trains have been designed with an emphasis on energy- efficiency and the use of intelligent on-train energy management systems.
Bombardier will support the maintenance of the new fleet, based on its track record of supporting train operators throughout the
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Bombardier Transportation announced that it has signed a contract with Transport for
According to a release, the contract is valued at approximately