Independent: "Bombardier wins £1bn Crossrail contract"

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"Bombardier has won a £1 billion contract to supply trains for the Crossrail project in a boost for UK manufacturing, the government has announced.

"The contract covers the supply, delivery and maintenance of 65 new trains and the construction of a depot at Old Oak Common in London.

"The deal is set to create 760 jobs and 80 apprenticeships. When fully operational, the depot will provide 80 jobs to maintain the new fleet of trains. Each train will be 200 metres long with capacity for up to 1,500 passengers."

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