Siemens has a strong presence in the UK, having been in operation here for over 170 years. We currently employ 15,000 people across the UK, including 500 apprentices, operate 14 manufacturing sites and multiple other facilities country-wide.
We are committed to our investment in the UK and particularly the communities in which we operate. We developed Eurostar’s new e320 train, currently the fastest high-speed train in service in the UK. We also recently delivered the re-signalling of the Victoria Line, which now provides a train every 100 seconds.
By the end of 2018, the Class 700 trains for Thameslink will flow in and out of central London every 2-3 minutes at the busiest times. We are also designing and installing the signalling for Thameslink, due to be completed in May 2018, which will help to provide streamlined traffic flows and increased frequency of through-trains.