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Siemens to build additional trains for south west network

United Kingdom, 2006-Mar-07

The Department for Transport has awarded Siemens Transportation Systems a £70 million contract to build and maintain 17 additional four-carriage Desiro trains for the South West Trains network.

The new trains will provide over 4,500 extra seats for passengers on the busy Basingstoke, Alton and Reading routes to London Waterloo. The trains will be procured from Siemens and owned and leased by Angel Trains to the South Western franchisee.

For further information, please click here to read the Department for Transport's press release.

About Siemens in the UK

Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 162 years ago. The company employs 21,122 people in the UK, including about 5,000 in the manufacturing sector. Last year’s revenues were £3 billion, including exports of £500 million.

Siemens provides innovative, high-quality services and solutions to customers in a diverse range of industry sectors, including power, automation and control, information and communication, medical, transportation, lighting, and household.

Siemens has offices and factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Bracknell, Berkshire. The company’s global headquarters is in Munich, Germany

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