have placed an order withSiemens Mobility
for the supply of 38 Desiro UK type electric multiple units.
The order is worth over £240m and includes maintenance and spare parts services.
The order, a first for Siemens Rolling Stock in Scotland, will raise the UK’s Desiro fleet to 354 units.
The 38 new trains, to be built at Siemens’ plant in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany, are due to enter passenger service in December 2010. They will operate initially between Ayr and Glasgow.