LONDON (Metro Rail News): In a major development in the London Underground, IFE which is a subsidiary of Knorr-Bremse, has got one of the biggest contracts in its history. It is set to deliver the door systems for London’s Piccadilly line. In total, IFE will deliver 3,760 door systems.
The contract also includes options for a further 9,000 door systems for an additional 216 trains on other Tube lines by 2030.
Siemens Mobility signed the contract with London Underground Ltd in November 2018 to supply the 94 new trains for the Piccadilly line. Now Siemens has contracted Knorr-Bremse’s subsidiary IFE to supply the door systems for this contract.
The contract consists of 3,760 door drives and 7,144 door leaves for the 94 nine-car Inspiron metro trains, which will enter service on the Piccadilly line from 2024.