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Siemens Mobility has been awarded a major contract in the United Kingdom. London Underground (LUL), a subsidiary of Transport for London, responsible for the urban rail system in Britain's capital, signed a contract with Siemens Mobility to design and build 94 new generation Tube trains worth around €1.5 billion GBP (1.54 billion Euro) to replace the existing 1970s fleet. The trains will serve the Piccadilly line and delivery will begin in 2023.

The new metro trains for London will significantly increase capacity and throughput on the Piccadilly line. The new spacious Piccadilly line trains are based on Siemens Mobility's Inspiro family of metro trains and offer passengers substantially improved passenger experience.

As part of a fleet services contract, Siemens Mobility will be responsible for covering the supply of spares for a period of five years beginning with the commissioning of the first trains. Siemens Mobility will also provide whole life technical support for the trains when they are out of their general warranty. Additionally, LUL has ordered digital services based on Siemens Mobility's Railigent.

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Siemens Mobility secures major order to manufacture a new generation of Tube trains in London

London Underground (LUL) signed a contract with Siemens Mobility Mobility Limited to design and build 94 new generation Tube trains worth around €1.5 billion GBP (1.54 billion Euro). The trains will serve the Piccadilly Line and delivery will begin in 2023.

The new spacious Piccadilly line trains are based on Siemens Mobility's Inspiro family of metro trains and offer passengers substantially improved comfort and convenience. As part of a fleet services contract, Siemens Mobility will be responsible for covering the supply of spares for a period of five years beginning with the commissioning of the first trains.

Siemens Mobility secures major order to manufacture a new generation of Tube trains in London

The new metro trains for London's Tube will significantly increase capacity and frequency on the Piccadilly line. At the same time, they will offer tube users substantially improved passenger experience.

By 2026, there will be increased frequencies during peak times on the Piccadilly line (up from 24 to 27 trains-per-hour), which is used by 700,000 passengers daily. This service - a train every 135 seconds at the busiest times.

Further Information

Contact

Ellen Schramke

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+49 (30) 386-22370

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