Legal action launched by Hitachi against TfL

UK-Japan News August 2018

Hitachi Ltd. has launched a legal challenge against Transport for London, after a contract to build new Tube trains was awarded to German rival Siemens AG, Rail Technology Magazine reported on 23 July.

Hitachi, which joined Canada’s Bombardier Inc. to bid for the contract to build 94 new trains for the Piccadilly Line, said TfL did not follow the proper procurement process, the report said.

The contract, part of the wider Deep Tube Upgrade Programme, was worth £1.5bn.