Siemens lands 1.7-bn-euro train contract in Germany

26th March 2015, Comments 0 comments

German engineering giant Siemens said Thursday it has secured a contract worth 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion) for the supply and maintenance of regional trains in Germany.

Siemens will supply 82 trains for the new Rhine-Ruhr Express in the regional state of North Rhine-Westphalia, and provide maintenance for a period of 32 years, the company said in a statement.

"This is the largest regional rail transport order ever won by Siemens in Germany."

North Rhine-Westphalia is the most populous state in Germany and the Rhine-Ruhr region includes cities such as Cologne, Bonn, Duesseldorf and Dortmund.

The contract will create around 100 new jobs, Siemens added.

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