A man takes a picture of the cockpit of a Desiro City passenger train by Siemens Mobility at the InnoTrans railway technology trade fair in Berlin, September 25, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A division of Germany's Siemens has been awarded a contract worth about 1.5 billion pounds ($2 billion) to design and build 94 new trains for the Piccadilly Line on London's metropolitan train network, known as the Tube.Siemens said in March it had leased 27 hectares of land in Goole with a view to building a 200 million-pound train factory.The 86 trains currently running on the Piccadilly Line were introduced in 1975 and had a design life of 40 years.The aging trains and signaling system restrict the current rush hour service on the Piccadilly Line to 24 trains per hour.
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