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Siemens no longer wants to stop train orders in Great Britain


The company legally challenged the award of the contract for the competition.

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Munich Siemens Great Britain leaves its rivals with a multi-billion dollar high-speed rail project Alstom And Hitachi Must be stopped by law. A spokesman for the Munich Technical Committee said on Thursday evening that Siemens would lift the ban on the construction of 54 trains on the high-speed line “HS2” from London’s Euston station to Birmingham, which would then be taken to Leeds. And Manchester. The claim for damages will be further pursued; A decision on them is unlikely to be made for less than a year. A spokesman did not say what damage Siemens was seeking. The Daily Telegraph first reported on Siemens’ withdrawal.

Transport Minister Grant Shops on Thursday awarded the final bid for the “HS2” trains and a twelve-year maintenance contract for two billion pounds (2.35 billion euros) to the Federation of Rail Manufacturers of Alstom from France and Hitachi from Japan. For the order, Hitachi and Allstam had previously complained that they did not comply with the terms of the tender and that is why they submitted the cheaper offer.

“Of course we are disappointed,” a Siemens spokesman said. “We still have questions about the process.” The Munich-based company may still expect additional orders for “HS2”, for example signaling technology. In addition, even if Siemens is defeated in court, there will be fears of claims for damages due to delays in the project.

The 54 trains are expected to travel from London to the country’s second largest city at a speed of 225 miles (360 kilometers) per hour. Hitachi and Alstom plan to build them at three plants in the UK. It will protect or create 2500 jobs.

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