First Siemens Piccadilly Line train
Posted on 2nd August 2023 at 12:43
Siemens Mobility is working on a £1.48bn order for 94 nine-car trains for Transport for London’s Piccadilly tube line, and on 1 August the first completed train was unveiled at the Siemens test centre at Wegberg-Wildenrath in Germany.
The trains are being built at Siemens’ Wien (Vienna) factory. The trains are articulated, which reduces the number of bogies, and feature a walk-through interior; they are the first TfL tube trains to be fitted with air-conditioning. When Siemens’ new factory under construction at Goole is ready next year, production will gradually be transferred there from Wien.
Each 113.7m train is 2.65m wide and can accommodate 1076 passengers, 268 seated. In 2025 they will replace the current Piccadilly line flat that is over 50 years old. There are options that would permit subsequent delivery of new trains to the Bakerloo, Central and Waterloo & City lines.
The first Piccadilly line train at Siemens’ test centre. (Siemens)
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