The appointment of the contractors 'is an important step forward in our commitment to boost peak time capacity by 30% by 2018', said Christian Roth, Fleet Director of the South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance. 'Waterloo is the country's busiest station, with 98 million people using it every year and South West Trains has seen passenger numbers double in 20 years.'
Christian Roth, managing director of Siemens Transportation Systems added:" This gives Siemens the opportunity to grow its UK Desiro fleets and we are very pleased to be working with Porterbrook and Govia.
Christian Roth, Fleet Director for the South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance, said: "The investment we have made in partnership with the Department for Transport will completely transform the way we can carry out maintenance of our train fleet at Wimbledon depot.
PICTURE: Rail Minister Stephen Hammond is shown around the new bogie drop at Wimbledon depot by South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance Director of Fleet, Christian Roth.
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