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Siemens Mobility wins eleven-year contract extension to maintain Edinburgh Trams infrastructure network. – Rail UK

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Siemens Mobility in a joint consortium with Bilfinger UK has been awarded an eleven-year contract extension for the maintenance of Edinburgh Trams infrastructure to 2035. This includes the continuous maintenance of the overhead contact line system, the track, SCADA and signalling system of the Edinburgh Trams infrastructure network to allow the safe day to day operational running of the trams.

Sambit Banerjee, Joint CEO at Siemens Mobility, said: “We have operated in close collaboration with Edinburgh Trams Ltd including the network extension, and we are delighted to be partnering with them for another eleven years. This is a real testament to the team who have worked so hard over the last 10 years to offer the best service to maintain the Tram infrastructure in Edinburgh.”

Lea Harrison, Managing Director, Edinburgh Trams, said: “For the past decade, we have worked closely with Siemens Mobility to deliver a world-class service to our growing number of customers. This continued partnership will be vital as we build on our undoubted success to date.”

The £44 million contract extension will continue to support around 22 jobs across Siemens Mobility in Edinburgh with some new roles, including additional technicians and apprenticeship roles expected to be created.  Siemens Mobility has been maintaining the tram infrastructure in Scotland’s capital since 2014 and played an instrumental role in the recently opened extension of the network to Newhaven, providing a tram service to the area for the first time in more than 65 years.

As well as maintaining the infrastructure for Edinburgh Trams, Siemens Mobility has a wider presence in Scotland, employing more than 250 people. Its people are working in partnership as part of Scotland’s Railway to deliver the upgrade of signalling technology at places like Carstairs and used modular signalling to open the new Inverness Airport Railway Station, they also maintain ScotRail’s Class 380 trains which operate on routes from Ayrshire to Glasgow, Edinburgh and beyond.    

Image credit: Siemens

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