Stadler Bussnang AG and Ansaldo STS have won the contract to supply Glasgow Subway with its first new trains for almost 40 years.
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has today (March 4) released images of the new driverless trains, having awarded the £200 million contract.
SPT has ordered 17 new units, which are due to go into service in 2020.
The new rolling stock is one component of the ongoing Subway Modernisation Programme. The new four-car trains will be the first Stadler trains to be built for an automated, underground metro system.
Despite the extra carriage, the new trains will be the same length as the current three-car units.
SPT chief executive Gordon Maclennan said: “This contract is a key part of our plan to modernise the Subway for generations to come.
“We are all aware of the proud rail history of the Subway as the third oldest in the world and our plans for modernisation will ensure that the Subway continues to be an essential component in the transport network of the future.”