Design of the new Piccadilly line trains is proceeding to plan. Trains remain on target to arrive in London for testing from 2023 and will be introduced into passenger service from 2024, with the last of the 1973 Tube stock replaced by 2026.
The award of the Piccadilly line rolling stock contract has been a catalyst for Siemens to progress its investment in a new factory in Goole, where the new trains will be manufactured and assembled. The factory will create 250 UK jobs during construction and, once fully operational, it will employ up to 700 people in East Yorkshire.
The contract with Siemens also includes options for new rolling stock on the Bakerloo, Central and Waterloo & City lines.
It remains Transport for London’s (TfL) intention to press ahead with the essential replacement of the signalling on the Piccadilly line as soon as finances become available. TfL will continue to make the case to government for this essential investment.