Bombardier progressing with major Greater Anglia trains contract

Bombardier progressing with major Greater Anglia trains contract

Bombardier has said work is well underway at its Derby factory on the manufacture of over one hundred brand new Greater Anglia trains.

The production team have now fitted the first carriage onto a set of wheels.

Greater Anglia is replacing all of its trains, with 111 of them are being built by Bombardier.

Two production lines are being set up in the Derby factory and carriages from the first train are in various stages of assembly.

The aluminium pre-glazed body sides, roofs, floor and cabs are manufactured, wired, fitted out and painted before being bolted together on the line.

The Bombardier trains will be used for commuter services into London Liverpool Street from Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

A Bombardier spokesperson said: “The first train for Greater Anglia is shaping up nicely at our Derby facility, and we are proud to be playing our part in helping transform the railway in East Anglia.”