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Bombardier inks billion-dollar deal with UK holding company


Govia, a U.K.-based holding company, March 11 ordered an additional 460 Electrostar electric cars from Bombardier Transportation for $1 billion. The cars would replace slam-door trains on key South Central routes.

The contract includes a 20-year material supply and technical support agreement for Govia’s 700-car Electrostar fleet. In September 2001, Govia ordered an initial 240 units for $283 million.

Bombardier plans to manufacture the cars at its Derby facility and begin deliveries in summer.

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