London Underground completes Victoria line upgrade

London Underground (LU) has completed a major upgrade to the Victoria line, paving the way for Britain’s highest frequency train service.

An improved track layout at Walthamstow Central is essential for LU to be able to operate 36 trains an hour on the line at peak times.

Completed two days ahead of schedule, the improvements will allow all peak-time trains to run the full length of the line from Walthamstow Central to Brixton, increasing capacity by 40 per cent.

David Waboso, capital programmes director at LU, said: “The Victoria line now carries a record 200 million passengers each year and, as on the rest of the Tube network, demand is rising.

“This is one of the biggest single closures we’ve undertaken on the Tube network in over a decade, and our engineers worked around the clock to get the Victoria line back up and running as quickly as possible.”

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