The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is visiting the Siemens site in Goole today. where he will see the final mock-up of the new 94-train fleet for the Piccadilly Line. Goole is buiding half the fleet, but the Mayor has warned that future TfL contracts which support up to 700 jobs at the factory and in the associated supply chain are at risk, unless the government agrees long-term capital funding for TfL.
TfL has time-limited options built into its contract with Siemens Mobility to build new Bakerloo, Central and Waterloo & City Line trains as well.
The Mayor said: 'Visiting this Yorkshire factory and the state-of-the-art Piccadilly Line trains being built, it is clear how strong London’s relationships with our regional suppliers are – demonstrating just how vital skills and expertise around the country is to London’s success and how investment in TfL is vital to jobs and a UK wide recovery. Without sufficient capital investment in TfL, future contracts with regional suppliers are at risk.'