Written by Kfir Kedem – July 21, 2021
Reviewed by Asaf Kedem
London’s Piccadilly train line is expecting a serious update. The current trains running in the city’s busy metro have been in use since the 1970s. Siemens Mobility is planning to upgrade this fleet by 2025 with trains that have a similar visual design but are superior. These will be known as Inspiro London and 94 of them will be added to the Piccadilly line.
Siemens Mobility’s new trains will have a 10% capacity increase, which will allow for more space during the city’s notoriously busy rush hour. Furthermore, they are more sustainable with a 20% decrease in energy consumption. With a top speed of 100 km/h (62 mph), passengers will have quick and easy journeys.
Auto Trendy’s take:
The 1970s were a long time ago, and during this time technology has improved quite a lot. Having these new trains will likely improve their reliability, and will definitely lower their emissions. A 10% capacity increase may not seem like a lot but anyone who’s ever been stuck on a delayed train during the peak of rush hour knows just how valuable it can be. During such a scenario, even just a little bit more space is extremely appreciated.