Bombardier wins £106m Virgin Trains contract

Engineering giant Bombardier has won a £106 million Virgin Trains contract to continue maintaining Virgin’s Voyager trains running on the West Coast Main Line.

The firm said the deal extends an existing agreement to 2016, with the work being mainly carried out at its depot in Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire, which employs 360 people.

Tony Collins, chief executive of Virgin Trains, said: “Virgin Trains are delighted to extend our service agreement with Bombardier Transportation, building on the strong relationship we have developed over the last 13 years.

“The Voyagers are a key part of the West Coast fleet and we look forward to working with Bombardier to continue to deliver a reliable and punctual service to all of our customers.”

Paul Roberts, of Bombardier Transportation, said: “Winning this contract allows us to continue our strong relationship with Virgin, which has been in place since 1998.

“It demonstrates Virgin’s trust in Bombardier to continue delivering an excellent and cost-effective service.”

Source : BirminghamPost

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