Siemens cleared for Deep Tube

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Trans­port for Lon­don con­firmed on Novem­ber 20 that Siemens has won the £1.5 bil­lion or­der for an ini­tial 94 new Pic­cadilly Line trains.

The deal was an­nounced in March, but de­layed by a le­gal chal­lenge from com­peti­tors Al­stom and Bom­bardier/Hi­tachi.

This has now been re­solved ( RAIL 866), and the Ger­man man­u­fac­turer can progress with the or­der.

Siemens plans to build trains in Goole, al­though Trans­port for Lon­don’s state­ment says that while Tube trains will be tested and com­mis­sioned there, it also states that TfL and Siemens “will now work to­gether to max­imise the num­ber of Pic­cadilly Line trains be­ing built at this fa­cil­ity”.

The trains are part of the com­pany’s In­spiro range, with the first due in traf­fic from 2024. Test­ing will be­gin the year be­fore, and they will re­place stock dat­ing from 1973.

The new fleet will fea­ture walk-through car­riages and be the first Deep Tube trains to fea­ture air-con­di­tion­ing.

The con­tract is for an ini­tial 94 trains and a Fleet Ser­vices Agree­ment that cov­ers sup­ply of spares and whole-life tech­ni­cal sup­port.

This deal in­volves the ex­pec­ta­tion that Siemens will build all 250 trains re­quired for the Deep Tube Up­grade scheme, which also in­cludes the Bak­er­loo, Cen­tral and Water­loo & City Lines.

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