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Avanti West Coast partner with Bombardier to complete refresh of entire Voyager fleet
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Manufacturer also weighing a bid for the proposed Metro service to Dublin Airport.
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Canadian company Bombardier has stated that the Covid-19 pandemic may not affect the divestment of its rail business to Alstom.
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Five organisations are bidding for a contract to design, manufacture and maintain the trains for the first phase of HS2. The original list was Alstom, Bombardier, Hitachi, Siemens and Talgo. When Bombardier and Hitachi decided to make a joint bid, CAF was added to the list to maintain five bidders.
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Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail have announced they will form a joint venture to compete for the £2.75 billion contract.
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FirstGroup and MTR have today announced that they have signed an order with Bombardier worth £895m to deliver 90 new trains to support its South Western franchise.
The news follows the franchise, (which is due to start on 20 August this year) being awarded to the partnership between the FirstGroup and MTR in March, and is expected to provide a 46% boost to peak capacity on its suburban routes into Waterloo.
RTM reported earlier this year that First MTR was reportedly dropping £200m worth of new Class 707 Desiro City trains currently being built by Siemens. The first of these arrived in the UK in December last year. However, a spokesperson for the partnership told RTM that they will continue to roll-out the new rolling stock, but once the Aventras are fully in place by December 2020 it will look to cascade the 707s to other parts of the network. He added that this falls under First MTRs plans for a homogenous fleet of trains.
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NEW Bombardier Electrostars are included in the plans for the new First Great Western franchise, which will be a boost for jobs in Derby.
The main fleets for long-distance services will be Intercity Expresses and hybrid AT300s, both from Hitachi.
However, Thames Valley electrification will need large numbers of suburban electric multiple units, some of which will be 21 Class 365s cascaded from Great Northern.
Also heading west will be 29 Class 387 four-car sets, which are currently being delivered from Bombardier in Derby to Thameslink on a temporary basis. [From Richard Buckby]
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Bombardier has won a 1bn contract to provide trains for the Crossrail project, the government has announced.
The company will provide 65 trains for the Crossrail service, which is set to open in 2018.
The trains will be manufactured and assembled at Bombardier's plant in Derby.
The Department for Transport said Bombardier's contract would provide 760 manufacturing jobs and 80 apprenticeships.
It also said that about 74% of the amount spent on the contract would stay in the UK economy.
Bombardier beat Japan's Hitachi and Spain's CAF to secure the deal. [From Richard Buckby]
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The German engineering giant said it will not proceed with the procurement process for the new line linking east and west London because it is busy with other projects, such as building trains for Thameslink. This leaves Bombardier, Hitachi and Spanish group CAF in the bidding.
Siemens said on Friday it no longer had the capacity to deliver the 600 carriages required for the new line. [From Mark Bartlett and Richard Buckby]
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