Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin opened a new £12 million Testing and Commissioning facility at Bombardier’s Derby Litchurch Lane site on May 13.
Speaking at the event, McLoughlin said: “It is fantastic to see firms such as Bombardier, which is delivering a £1 billion contract for Crossrail as well as London Overground, make the most of the opportunities this brings. This new facility will help secure jobs in Derby, at the heart of the UK rail industry, and help to drive the Midlands engine for growth.”
The facility, which will be known as ‘V’ Shop, is more than 10,000 square metres in size and has space for four trains each measuring up to 250 metres in length.
- For more on this, read RAIL 801, published on May 25.