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.