£1bn contract hope for train maker

Press Association
Bombardier
Bombardier

Hopes have risen that Britain's last remaining train factory will win a job-saving £1 billion contract for the cross-London Crossrail project.

Derby-based Bombardier, which lost out on a lucrative contract last year, is in a battle with three international rival companies to build 60 trains for Crossrail. Transport Secretary Justine Greening announced the launch of the invitation to tender for the project.