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03.09.13

Air conditioned trains for the Circle line

New trains have started running on the Circle line, TfL has announced.

Part of the introduction of 53 new trains on the Hammersmith & City and Circle lines, the rolling stock is air-conditioned, with new automated visual displays and station announcements, CCTV and wheelchair areas.

The trains have wider doors and walkways, lower passenger alarms and consist of seven carriages, providing 17% extra capacity on the lines.

The rollout of the 53 trains is expected to be complete at the beginning of 2014.

Phil Hufton, LU’s chief operating officer, said: “As part of our continued drive to improve our passengers’ experience of travelling on the Tube we’re delighted to be rolling out these new air-conditioned, high-specification trains.

“Customers travelling on the Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines are already enjoying the benefits that these longer trains provide and so we’re really pleased that they’re also being extended to our Circle Line customers.”

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Ricp   04/09/2013 at 22:38

Yes the ever growing fleet of S7s is now creeping its way onto the network, so about half the Hammersmith and City Section services are now composed of these trains. TfL may have announced that the Circle is using S7 but has not explained what works have been undertaken on the west side of the Circle to accommodate the longer trains. it is rather surprisig that some of the younger C76 stock has been withdrawn, and the District's D78 stock will be quite young for underground stock to be withdrawn. It does help having different front ends as the eagle eyed could tell the difference and quickly stand back if it was not for his line. As, Cs and Ds all looked very different! Your picture, shame on you RTM Magazine for discussing Surface stock, with a picture of TUBE stock, almost certainly on the Jubilee or Northern lines. If your esteemed journal wants to keep its reputation up, make sure you have the right train. TfL will give you a press shot if you need one!

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