Inspiro: Are these the Tube trains of the future?
The Inspiro train unveiled by Siemens costs £1m per carriage and is lighter, brighter more spacious and weighs a third less than the current rolling stock
Could uncomfortable stifling and stinky tube journeys be a thing of the past with the next generation of state-of-the-art Tube trains?
The Inspiro train, unveiled by Siemens today costs £1m per carriage and compared to the current rolling stock on the London underground it is lighter, brighter more spacious and weighs a third less.
All the carriages are also air conditioned, and like the new generation of London Underground trains, they dispense with doors linking carriages.
The new trains could also feature electronic passenger information boards and electronic ticketing.
The prototype train will be on show to mark the 150th anniversary of the London Underground at the Crystal exhibition centre in the Royal Victoria Docks.
In a big hint to Boris Johnson Siemens suggested that the next generation of trains could be made in London if he placed an order for one of the new trains for the Piccadilly, Bakerloo and Central lines.
Transport for London has secured its Government funding for the tube based on the claim that it could give orders to British firms, the Evening Standard reported.
- 1 Half of young women unable to ‘locate vagina’ and 65% find it difficult to say the word
- 2 Perez Hilton apologises for Jennifer Lawrence naked photo leak
- 3 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 4 Mexican woman becomes world’s 'oldest person' at 127
- 5 Jennifer Lawrence 'naked sex video' will be leaked threatens 4Chan celebrity photo hacker
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
Ashya King: 'Cruel NHS has not given us the treatment we need', says father of five-year-old with brain tumour who fled to Spain
£40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package: Harrington Starr: SQL Impl...
£45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: SQL Technical ...
£85000 per annum: Harrington Starr: Head of IT (Windows, Server, VMware, SAN, ...
£55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Lead C# Develo...