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Bogie service centre opens in Lincoln

The bogies of Eurostar’s Class 374s, Thameslink’s Class 700s as well as bogies and wheelsets of other trains from Siemens’ Desiro Classic platform will be serviced at its new facility in Waterside South, Lincoln.

The £8 million centre was opened on November 23 with MP Karen Lee, Lincoln mayor Keith Weaver and customers including Eurostar in attendance.

Siemens recently signed a 10-year lease on its Main Works site in the city and the new bogie centre is set to create up to 40 skilled jobs by the end of 2019.

It follows plans announced by Siemens earlier this year to build a new train factory in Goole, East Yorkshire.

Siemens currently employs around 14,000 people across the UK, with 1,500 of these at the site in Lincoln.


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