Friday, November 17, 2017

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New Metropolitan Fleet Rolled Out

Today saw an important milestone for the SSR Upgrade, Fleet and Train Operations teams with the Metropolitan line service completely met by the new S8 fleet.

This milestone has been reached in good time for the Olympics and is a great achievement through collaborative working with Upgrades, Fleet and Train Operations teams to get the 57 S8 trains delivered into London and fully commissioned in time for the Olympics.

The SSR Upgrade is continuing to roll out the S7 fleet on the C&H lines now that the Metropolitan line fleet delivery is complete, with four S7 trains already in London. Deliveries of S7s will recommence immediately after the Paralympics in September.

Four A stock trains are still being held ready in reserve to be used as and when required during the Games period. These last A stock trains will be available for customer service until mid September, with the last A stock special event rail tour being held across the whole line on Saturday 29 September. Tickets will be sold for the tour in aid of The Railway Children and will be available from the London Transport Museum in early September.