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These new trains, manufactured by Siemens in NW Germany, have appeared on the test track.
They will enter service in 2025.
They are have more carriages, are air-conditioned and can accommodate a total of up to 1,042 passengers.
For many visitors arriving at Heathrow they will provide their first impression of London.
Her is Hannah’s piece from last August.
I too had thought it was the majority, though watching a Geoff Marshall video on these on You Tube it seems only around half will be UK built with the other half coming from Vienna.
Yes I got in wrong in as much I hadn’t realised Siemens was building a new plant in Goole, Yorkshire.
It will begin to manufacture 50 per cent of the new Piccadilly Line trains from next year.
Siemens has a dedicated test track in Germany.
In the UK the manufacturers share a test track hidden in the East Midlands.
The Old Dalby test track (part of the former Great Central mainline) has tested London Underground trains previously.