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Metro Cammell

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The Metropolitan Cammell Carriage and Wagon (MCCW) was a Birmingham, England based manufacturer of railway carriages and wagons.

It was formed in 1929 after Vickers Ltd and Cammell Laird and Co merged their railway-building interests (which included the Midland Railway Carriage and Wagon Company).

It has made trains for railways in the UK and overseas, including the London Underground, Hong Kong Metro, the Channel Tunnel and locomotives for Malaysia's Keretapi Tanah Melayu.

MCCW also built bus bodies. In 1932, the business was combined with Weymann Motor Bodies and Metro Cammell Weymann was formed.

In May 1989, the railway business was sold to GEC Alsthom (now Alstom) Group.

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