Bombardier wins £112.1m London Underground job

Derby trainmaker Bombarider has won a contract worth £112.1m, to supply new motors and traction control equipment for London Underground’s fleet of Central line trains.

The company will provide parts for 85 eight-car Central line trains.

Richard Hunter, managing director of Bombardier Transportation UK, said: “This important contract win is testament to the significant improvements in energy consumption, reliability and performance of our Bombardier MITRAC systems.

“Bombardier has a long history of working with London Underground, and we continue to provide cutting-edge technology across the tube network, playing a vital role in keeping London moving.”

Mark Wild, managing director of London Underground, added: “Installing new motors is one of the most important parts of this work, and will mean we can deliver a more reliable service to our customers, which in turn will boost capacity.”