Sunday, October 26, 2014   

Bombardier to get contracts for new London line
(02-06 16:37)

The British government intends to award Canadian engineering giant Bombardier a contract worth 1.0 billion to supply trains on a new line connecting east and west London, it said on Thursday.
The contract, worth the equivalent of US$1.63 billion or 1.21 billion euros, is for the supply, delivery and maintenance of 65 new trains and a depot for the Crossrail project, the Department for Transport said in a statement.
Bombardier will build the trains at its plant in Derbyshire, central England.
"This announcement will mean state of the art trains providing quick, comfortable journeys for the millions of people Crossrail will serve,'' Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said in the statement.
"It is also great news for British manufacturing and for Derbyshire, where Bombardier will support 760 new jobs and 80 apprenticeships.''
The first Crossrail services through central London will start in late 2018, while an estimated 200 million annual passengers will use the service that will stop off at Stratford in east London, home to the 2012 Olympic Games, and Heathrow Airport in the west.
It will serve also central London's West End shopping and theatre district, as well as Canary Wharf, home to the capital's financial sector.
"The Crossrail project is now rolling on full-steam ahead,'' Mayor of London Boris Johnson said on Thursday.
"The manufacture of these new trains will not only revolutionise rail travel in London, they will deliver jobs and economic growth.'' --AFP
   
Other World breaking news:
UK boy finishes proton therapy in Prague for tumor (10-24 18:39)
Nepal bus accident kills 9, injures dozens (10-24 18:38)
California startup unveils gun technology for cops (10-24 17:50)
Sweden says 'at least one' vessel operated in its waters (10-24 17:04)
Man with 'Islamic extremist leanings' attacks NY police (10-24 16:34)
Former Japan PM to meet with China's Xi: report (10-24 16:32)
Malaysian man crawls for 3 days after car smash (10-24 11:16)
NY doctor back from Guinea has Ebola, 1st in city (10-24 11:11)
Italian PM vows to publish cost of EU institutions in budget row (10-24 11:05)
Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan: study (10-23 18:51)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.