On 2nd August the Rail Media Group was invited to travel, along with London Mayor Boris Johnson, on the first air conditioned tube train to enter passenger service.
The Metropolitan line unit ran 3 return trips between Wembley Park and Watford and passengers were very impressed with not only the cooler interior, but the fact that it’s possible to see along the whole length of the train and this made them feel more secure.
Roll out of the S-Stock trains on the Metropolitan line will be complete by the end of 2011. Next year will also see deliveries start on the Circle and Hammersmith and City lines, with the District line following in 2013.
The first Metropolitan line A-Stock train is expected to go for scrap in the near future, with more making their way to a private scrap yard in Rotherham as more S-Stock trains enter service.