Siemens Appeals French Metro Contract Won by Alstom

Siemens AG has appealed a decision by the northern French town of Lille to award an automated metro contract to rival Alstom SA, Christophe de Maistre, head of Siemens France, said in an interview with Le Figaro.

The bid from the German engineering group was cheaper and more technologically advanced than that of its French rival, de Maistre said in the interview with the French newspaper.

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