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1996 ABB Transportation was merged with the railway arm of Daimler-Benz to form ADtranz (ABB-Daimler Benz Transportation); works included Derby, Crewe and Chart Leacon near Ashford [1]

1999 DaimlerChrysler bought ABB's share of the business[2]

2001 ADtranz was taken over by the Canadian engineering company Bombardier

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times April 19, 1996
  2. The Times, June 17, 1999