Siemens has invested 8 million from a new UK Bogie Service Centre in Lincoln which, it said, can establish as much as 40 new skilled rail technician roles after 2019.
The new facility will provide high-skilled technical jobs, enabling Siemens to deliver excellent and predictable train maintenance to customers, the business said. This will ultimately benefit rail passengers UK-wide by reduction of time trains are out from service for overhauls.
The Centre will initially target servicing bogies and wheel sets for your latest Siemens trains operating in the UK, including Velaro Eurostar e320 high-speed trains and Desiro City trains. Skilled technicians have been recruited and been trained in the latest bogie technology, using state-of-the-art equipment.
Construction focus on the Bogie Service Centre, which is co-located with an existing Siemens site in Lincoln, has already been underway. The facility is going to be operational by June 2018, with all the Eurostar 1.6 000 0000 km overhaul programme scheduled as being the starting project.
The facility will initially employ around 20 people who have employee numbers set to boost to 40 by the end of 2019.
Vernon Barker, Managing Director for Rail Systems for Siemens in great britan, said: “We are seeking toward opening our new Bogie Service Centre later this year, enabling us to make available our customers high-quality and predicable train maintenance.
“Today’s announcement demonstrates Siemens’ long-term persistence for britain rail sector and it’s an extra significant component of our long run intentions to grow our already extensive footprint here.”
Johannes Emmelheinz, Head of Customer Services for Siemens Rolling Stock business globally, said: “The new UK facility joins our global network of 10 Siemens Rail Service Centres, that can be pioneering the best advanced rail servicing techniques using digital technologies.
“This investment confirms the need for united kingdom sell to our global rail service business, in the lead in maintenance innovation and ensuring highest availability for rail systems.”