London Underground’s A-Stock trains will make their final run tonight after 50 years serving the capital’s Tube network.
The Metropolitan Line trains, which first started operating on the line in 1961, will carry commuters this evening before a final heritage run on Saturday (September 29).
Massive investment in London’s Underground network will eventually see 191 new trains introduced across the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines, which represents 40 per cent of the capital’s Tube network.
Mike Brown, managing director, London Rail and Underground, said: “The old Metropolitan line trains have been great servants to the millions of people that have used the line over the years.
“However at over 50 years old, it is now time to bring in the new generation of trains that are walk-through, air conditioned and more accessible.
“Carrying more passengers today than ever before we need to continue to meet the growing demand of an increasing population.
“Passenger service has already been improved through the upgrade of the Jubilee and Victoria lines with increased reliability and capacity and the Northern, Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan upgrade works are well under way.
“We know there is still much to do to move forward and build for the future.”