Siemens Mobility Limited, which plans to develop a factory in Goole to build and commission trains, has been named Rail Business of the Year in the UK.
The Rail Business of the Year is a special additional judges’ award based on Siemens Mobility’s strong entries across the board.
The company were recognised for enabling operators to ‘make trains and infrastructure intelligent, increasing value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhancing passenger experience and guaranteeing availability’.
It took the accolade at the prestigious Rail Business Awards, which brings together more than 600 industry leaders. The awards were staged at the London Hilton in Park Lane and hosted by TV and radio presenter Jeremy Vine.
Siemens Mobility have a dedicated localisation team tasked with building the facility in Goole, with an established office in East Yorkshire. Recruitment is now under way for key project roles.
The company also claimed two further awards, receiving both the Digital Technology Excellence, for the Thameslink High Capacity Infrastructure Program award, and the Infrastructure Project Excellence award., for the Thameslink London Bridge Area Partnership (with Network Rail, Costain and Balfour Beatty).
Gordon Wakeford, CEO of Siemens Mobility Limited, commented: “The Rail Business of the Year award and the other accolades reflect our record and reputation as trusted and reliable partners in the renewal of the UK’s rail infrastructure and rolling stock.
“They also acknowledge the vital part we play every day, with our partners, in shaping connected mobility and enhancing passenger experience .”
Siemens’ commitment to the UK rail industry is underlined by plans to develop a factory in Goole, East Yorkshire, to manufacture and commission state-of-the-art trains for the expanding UK market. This project gained further confirmation in November 2018 following the signing of a £1.6bn contract by London Underground Limited (a subsidiary of Transport for London) for Siemens Mobility to design and build a new generation of trains for the Piccadilly Line.