London Underground rolling stock

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Underground trains come in two sizes, larger sub-surface trains and smaller tube trains. A Metropolitan Line A Stock train (left) passes a Piccadilly Line 1973 Stock train (right) in the siding at Rayners Lane
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A wide variety of trains have been used on the London Underground. In the early days steam locomotive and carriages were used. Nowadays electric multiple units are used.

Rolling Stock[change | change source]

London Underground lines
Line Current stock Image Start Refurb Driving No of
Cars
Length Seats Capacity Notes
Bakerloo 1972 Stock Southbound Bakerloo line train arriving Oxford Circus.jpg 1972–1975 1991–1995 OPO 7 114 m (374 ft) 264 730 New tube for London[1][2]
Central 1992 Stock London Underground 1992 Stock at Theydon Bois by tompagenet.jpg 1993–1995 2011–2012 ATO 8 133 m (436 ft) 272 892 New tube for London[1][3]
Circle S7 Stock Au Morandarte Flickr S7 21330 on Circle Line, Kings Cross St Pancras (9672235591).jpg 2013–2014[4] OPO
ATO/CBTC planned[5]
7 117.5 m (385 ft) 280 865 [6]
District S7 Stock D78 Stock LondonUnderground-S7-DistrictLine-Olympia.JPG D stock at West Ham - tompagenet.jpg 2013–2016[a][7] 2004-2008 (D78 Stock) OPO 7 (S7 Stock) 6 (D78 Stock) 117.5 m (385 ft) 280 865 [6]
Hammersmith & City S7 Stock S7 Stock at West Ham, July 2013.jpg 2012–2014 OPO
ATO/CBTC planned[5]
7 117.5 m (385 ft) 280 865 [6]
Jubilee 1996 Stock Au Morandarte Flickr DSC00076 (10112746033).jpg 1997–1998 ATO/CBTC 7 126 m (413 ft) 234 817 [1][8]
Metropolitan S8 Stock LUL-S-Stock-at-Watford.jpg 2010-2012 OPO
ATO/CBTC planned[5]
8 134 m (440 ft) 306 1003 [6]
Northern 1995 Stock King's Cross St Pancras tube station MMB 08 1995-Stock.jpg 1997–2000 2013-2014
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ATO/CBTC[9]
6 108 m (354 ft) 268 665 [1][10]
Piccadilly 1973 Stock Acton Town tube station MMB 13 1973 Stock.jpg 1975-1978 1995–2000 OPO 6 108 m (354 ft) 272 684 New tube for London[1][11]
Victoria 2009 Stock London Underground 2009 Stock front.jpg 2009–2011 ATO/CBTC 8 133 m (436 ft) 288 1164 [12][13]
Waterloo & City 1992 Stock Bank station Waterloo & City line train.JPG 1993 2006 OPO 4 66.5 m (218 ft) 156 432 New tube for London[1][3]
OPO: One-person operation. Driver also controls the doors.
ATO: Automatic train operation/ATC: Automatic train control. Train is driven automatically.
CBTC: Communications-based train control
Capacity is based on four passengers per square metre.

References[change | change source]

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  2. "Rolling Stock: 1972 Stock". Transport for London. Archived from the original on 14 April 2013. //web.archive.org/web/20130414070829/http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/modesoftransport/londonunderground/rollingstock/1622.aspx.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Rolling Stock: 1992 Stock". Transport for London. Archived from the original on 14 December 2013. //web.archive.org/web/20131214054804/http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/modesoftransport/londonunderground/rollingstock/1626.aspx.
  4. "S Stock trains take to Circle line". Global Rail News. 3 September 2013. http://www.globalrailnews.com/2013/09/03/s-stock-trains-take-to-circle-line/. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Commissioner’s Report". Transport for London. 24 September 2014. http://www.londontransport.co.uk/cdn/static/cms/documents/board-20140924-part-1-item05-commissioners-report-september-2014.pdf. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "S Stock". Transport for London via whatdotheyknow.com. July 2010. //www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/66598/response/170252/attach/5/S%20Stock%20information%20sheet%20July%202010.pdf. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
    "Rolling Stock: S Stock". Transport for London. Archived from the original on 29 December 2013. //web.archive.org/web/20131229052317/http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/modesoftransport/londonunderground/rollingstock/21815.aspx.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "District pips Circle to the post". Modern Railways 70 (781): 12. October 2013.
  8. "Rolling Stock: 1996 Stock". Transport for London. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20131216013610/http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/modesoftransport/londonunderground/rollingstock/1630.aspx.
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  10. "Rolling Stock: 1995 Stock". Transport for London. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. //web.archive.org/web/20131105200302/http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/modesoftransport/londonunderground/rollingstock/1628.aspx.
  11. "Rolling Stock: 1973 Stock". Transport for London. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. //web.archive.org/web/20131105200217/http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/modesoftransport/londonunderground/rollingstock/1624.aspx.
  12. "2009 Tube Stock". Transport for London via whatdotheyknow.com. January 2011. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/190979/response/472035/attach/3/2009ts.pdf. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  13. "Rolling Stock: 2009 Stock". Transport for London. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. //web.archive.org/web/20131105205059/http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/modesoftransport/londonunderground/rollingstock/1620.aspx.
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