From Hull Live | Tuesday 6 November 2018
High Court rules that London Underground and Siemens could push ahead with the signing of the contract.
Siemens appears to have survived a legal challenge from rivals for its £1.5bn London Underground contract, paving the way for its £200m train factory in Goole.
Earlier this year, Transport for London (TfL) announced it had chosen Siemens ahead of a joint venture consisting of Bombardier and Hitachi, to build almost 100 new tube trains for the Piccadilly Line.
Siemens, which hopes to employ up to 700 people in skilled engineering and manufacturing rolesat the new East Yorkshire factory, had an anxious wait when its rivals launched a legal challenge to the High Court against TfL’s awarding of the contract.
However, in the High Court on Friday, it was ruled that London Underground and Siemens could push ahead with the signing of the contract.
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