Bombardier wins £680m contract to build West Mids trains

How the new West Midlands Railway trains could look
The joint venture awarded the franchise to operate the new West Midlands rail service has announced plans for a £680m investment in new trains – with the carriages being manufactured in the East Midlands Midlands. Abellio, East Japan Railway Company and Mitsui & Co were awarded the new franchise in August and will begin operations in December. The partnership had pledged fresh investment as part of its bid to the Department for Transport and it is now delivering on that promise. It has selected Derby-based Bombardier T... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...