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Siemens bags contract worth $2 billion to build London's Deep Tube trains

The new trains, expected to be delivered from 2023, will be 6 metres (yards) longer than the existing ones

Reuters  |  London 

A division of Germany's Siemens has been awarded a contract worth about 1.5 billion pounds ($2 billion) to design and build 94 new generation trains for the Piccadilly Line on London's metropolitan train network, known as the Tube. Transport for London (TfL), the public body in charge of the Tube, said the award of the contract would allow Siemens Mobility Limited to push ahead with its plan to build a new factory in Goole, east Yorkshire, in northern England. "The Siemens Mobility Limited factory would employ up to 700 people in skilled engineering and manufacturing ...

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First Published: Sat, June 16 2018. 22:51 IST