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August 02, 2010

London welcomes first air-conditioned Underground train

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THE MAYOR of London Mr Boris Johnson officially launched London's first air-conditioned Underground train today, with the entry into commercial service of Bombardier S-Stock trains on the Metropolitan Line.


The first train will run between Wembley Park and Watford, gradually extending its range as supporting infrastructure works are completed.

The remainder of the fleet of 50 Metropolitan line trains will enter service by next year, and will be followed by 53 trains for the Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines in 2012. A further batch of 80 trains for the District Line will be delivered between 2013 and 2015. All 191 trains are being assembled at Bombardier's Derby site.
 
Photo: Ben Elias
 
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