Alstom has signed a contract worth around €430 million for 10 new nine-car Aventra trains for Transport for London's Elizabeth Line, plus associated maintenance until 2046.

The Elizabeth Line is experiencing higher-than-expected passenger numbers, and its current fleet of 70 Alstom-built Aventra Class 345 trains would be insufficient to meet demand this decade and beyond.

The trains will be assembled at Alstom's historic Litchurch Lane Works site in Derby. This is the only UK site that designs, develops, assembles and tests trains for the UK market and for export.

' We are delighted to have a confirmed workload for the Derby Litchurch Lane site and for the supply chain across the UK', said Nick Crossfield, Alstom's Managing Director for the UK and Ireland, adding: 'The UK remains one of the most important global markets for Alstom'.

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