Jobs safe despite Bombardier losing out on £3.5bn deal
TRAIN-MAKER Bombardier said it was "disappointed" to have missed out on a £3.5 billion contract in South Africa which would have provided work for engineers at its Derby factory.
But the firm has said that no jobs will be lost at its Litchurch Lane site as a result of the work being awarded by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) to a consortium led by French train-maker Alstom.
Bombardier was one of seven firms bidding for the contract to build 3,600 carriages.
If the company had secured the deal it would have provided work for some of its Derby engineers – but the trains would have been manufactured in South Africa.
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A spokesman for Bombardier said: "We note the announcement made by Prasa and are obviously disappointed that we have not been selected as a preferred bidder. There will be no negative impact on jobs at Derby arising from this disappointing decision."