Siemens wins $2 billion contract to build new London Tube trains

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Daily life is seen on the London Underground stations in London on September 29, 2017.

Germany’s Siemens has been awarded a contract worth about £1.5 billion ($2 billion) to design and build 94 new generation trains for the Piccadilly Line on London’s metropolitan train network known as the Tube.

“The award of this contract is a significant step allowing Siemens Mobility Limited to progress its plan to build a new factory in Goole, East Yorkshire, to manufacture and commission trains,” said Transport for London, the public body in charge of the Tube, in a statement.

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