Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy today have unveil details of new air-conditioned trains which will operate on the Metropolitan line from 2010 and the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines from 2011.
Transport for London (TfL) say the new trains will allow passengers to benefit from air conditioning, walk-through carriages, CCTV coverage in each carriage and improved accessibility.
Mayor Johnson said “after decades spent sweltering in tropical conditions on the Tube, in just two years time Londoners on the sub-surface lines will be able to use the first of these superb trains.”
“I can assure passengers who will use them that we hope rather than arriving at their destinations drenched in perspiration they will emerge cool as cucumbers and ready to enjoy all that the capital offers.”
Members of the public will be able to view a mock-up of the new trains which will be on display at Euston Square Gardens from Saturday 27 September to Thursday 2 October.
Mr Hendy said the trains are part of vital upgrade works which will transform the oldest and complex lines on the Tube network – the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and the Metropolitan lines.”
“When works are completed passengers will see faster, more reliable journeys and more trains per hour.”