Siemens challenges HS2 trains decision

Siemens Mobility has released its claimant’s note for its High Court challenge to the selection of the former Bombardier-Hitachi joint venture (now Hitachi-Alstom) as supplier of the HS2 rolling stock fleet. In parallel, the company is also seeking an injunction against the contract being awarded.

Commenting on the challenge, Siemens told Modern Railways: ‘We submitted a highly competitive bid to build Britain’s new HS2 trains, and raised a number of concerns with HS2 about how they came to the decision to appoint another bidder as lead tenderer. That’s why we’re challenging HS2’s decision in court and asking for injunction to stop the contracts being signed before the issues we’ve raised are resolved.’

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