Final Journey for London Underground’s A Stock Trains
After 50 years of service on London Underground’s tube network, its A Stock trains will make their final run this evening (26th September 2012).
A Stock trains first started operating on The Metropolitan Line in 1961 but due to massive investment in London’s Underground network, they are being replaced by 191 new trains which are being introduced across the Hammersmith & City, Circle, District and Metropolitan lines. When finished, 40 per cent of the capital’s tube network will have been improved.
The A Stock trains will make a final heritage run on 29th September after carrying passengers this final evening.
New Walk-Through Air Conditioned London Underground Trains
London Rail and Underground’s Managing Director, Mike Brown said “The old Metropolitan line trains have been great servants to the millions of people that have used the line over the years. However, at over 50 years old, it is now time to bring in the new generation of trains that are walk-through, air conditioned and more accessible”
“Carrying more passengers today than ever before we need to continue to meet the growing demand of an increasing population. Passenger service has already been improved through the upgrade of the Jubilee and Victoria lines with increased reliability and capacity and the Northern, Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan upgrade works are well under way. We know there is still much to do to move forward and build for the future.”