TRB Lightweight Structures, based in Huntingdon, has partnered with Siemens Mobility manufacturing and supplying the emergency relief systems – including M Door, bridge and stairs – for 94 nine-car Inspiro trainsets for the London Underground Piccadilly Line. These state-of-the-art trains will replace aging rolling stock first put into service in the 70s and will be fully assembled in the UK. TRB has been selected to design and manufacture a unique emergency extraction system to meet the stringent requirements and specifications of the new fleet, including GMRT 2100 fire and impact tests.

The contract – with potential for follow-up orders – was awarded to TRB thanks to its position as a world leader in the production and design of high-quality rail interiors, door leaves and detrainment systems. Nearly a fifth of TRB's more than 130 employees will be deployed to deliver 188 complete systems (two per train) for this project, with the first trainsets due to be completed in February 2022.

“We have over 40 years of experience designing and manufacturing high quality components for the rail industry and have manufactured the majority of the UK detrainment systems currently used on rolling stock in the UK. Our manufacturing methods include extensive in-house testing, from load to simulated evacuation tests. We are delighted to have been chosen to be involved in this exciting new partnership with Siemens Mobility, which further emphasizes our industry expertise, and we are excited about the opportunities that come with it.”

Toni Shepherd, Sales Director TRB

About TRB lightweight constructions

TRB Lightweight Structures (TRB) is a leading international manufacturing and engineering company specializing in lightweight and durable composite products for a wide range of industries. Since its foundation in 1954, TRB has invested heavily in people and has a team of more than 130 experts to support its services in design, engineering, manufacturing and quality. TRB's multi-functional teams work closely with customers to tackle major challenges – reducing weight while improving performance, safety and durability. The company is proud to partner with other companies that take their carbon footprint seriously and want to use more environmentally friendly materials in their production processes.

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