Theresa May is off to a bus factory to see vehicles being built for Mexico City

A fleet of iconic red double-decker buses will be shipped from Britain to Mexico City under a deal unveiled today.

The 90, Enviro500 vehicles will be built in Surrey ad Scotland and exported to serve the historic Paseo de la Reforma route which experts compare with The Mall in London.

Theresa May visits the Alexander Dennis factory in Guildford today to mark a £44million contract underwritten by British taxpayers, which supports more than 2,000 UK jobs.

The cash is the latest slice of £1.7billion provided to businesses by UK Export Finance to help them win overseas deals.

The vehicles are destined for Mexico City

The Prime Minister said: “We are building a truly global Britain by helping UK companies win multimillion-pound contracts to export their products across the globe, and supporting high value jobs here in this country.

“Since last summer, the Government has provided over £1.7billion of backing for contracts for goods and services and will continue to maximise investment in the UK and seek exciting new opportunities ahead.

These buses will be red, unlike the Tory election battle bus

“From exporting iconic red double-decker buses to Mexico, cutting-edge MRI systems to Australia or rail equipment to Bangkok, each one is an example of a great British success story and shows the UK is leading the way as a great, global trading nation.”

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