Telegraph.co.uk says the contract will also include the
construction of a new maintenance depot at Old Oak Common,
west London, which will support 244 jobs and at least 16 apprenticeships
whilst in development. Once the plans have been finished, it will
require around 80 full-time staff to keep it running.
What TfL has called the largest infrastructure project in Europe will
be housed at Bombardier's plant in Derbyshire. This is where most of
the 1,000 jobs and 100 apprenticeships will be based.
Furthermore, with Crossrail due to open in 2018, Bombardier could start hiring as soon as this year.
Commenting on the news, London Mayor Boris Johnson said: "The
manufacture of these new trains will not only revolutionise rail travel
in London, they will deliver jobs and economic growth in their
birthplace in Derby and across the UK."
Cited by thecourier.co.uk, he added that now Bombardier has
been commissioned to oversee the plans, London is firmly on track to
welcome a "world-class" railway service.