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Siemens to build 100 new London Underground Piccadilly Line trains

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Siemens will build almost 100 new trains to replace the decades-old rolling stock on London Underground’s Piccadilly Line.

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“London Underground signed a contract with Siemens Mobility to design and build 94 new generation Tube trains worth around £1.5 billion” (€1.7 billion, $1.9 billion), the firm said.

Delivery of the first new trains for the line — which dates back to 1906 and whose current rolling stock is of 1970s vintage — is slated for 2023.

Siemens promised a “substantially improved passenger experience” with wider doors, carriages open along the length of the train and air conditioning.

As well as producing the rolling stock at a factory announced earlier this year for Goole in northeast England, which will employ up to 950 people, Siemens will provide parts and maintenance after the trains are delivered.

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