Siemens has announced it is opening a bogie service centre in Lincoln.
The £8 million investment will see up to 40 skilled rail technician roles created by the end of 2019 and enable Siemens to improve its predictable train maintenance service for customers.
The centre will initially focus on servicing bogies and wheelsets for the latest Siemens trains operating in the UK, including: Velaro Eurostar e320 high speed trains and Desiro City trains.
Construction work is already underway at the site – an existing Siemens facility – which is expected to be operational by June 2018.
Johannes Emmelheinz, head of customer services for Siemens’ rolling stock business, said: “The new UK facility joins our global network of 10 Siemens Rail service centres, which are pioneering the most advanced rail servicing techniques using digital technologies.
“This investment confirms the importance of the UK market to our global rail service business, leading the way in maintenance innovation and ensuring highest availability for rail systems.”