Hi, I was just wondering, does anyone know roughly how much longer C69 +C77 and D stock will be left running on the London Underground? And also the 1972/1973 stock? Thanks very much
As has been said by trivran they will be yellow, as there will be no distinct District/H&C/Circle S7s, they will be completely mixed across the 3 Lines being able to operate one Line service each day (or even change during the day!)does anyone know if the district lines fleet of s stock trains will have green grab rails or will they be all yellow?
As has been said by trivran they will be yellow, as there will be no distinct District/H&C/Circle S7s, they will be completely mixed across the 3 Lines being able to operate one Line service each day (or even change during the day!)
C6 Stock have 198 seats, standing capacity for 821 = 1019I'm probably the only person who is a big fan of the C Stock, they sound great and have a certain charm to them, although I will admit they are in need of replacement. Judging by the heavily delayed introduction of the S8 Stock to the Metropolitan line, and the fact that the S7s only have three doors per side rather than four, I can't see them shifting the rush-hour Circle line crowds as well as the C Stock do.
C6 Stock have 198 seats, standing capacity for 821 = 1019
S7 Stock have 256 seats, standing capacity for 1112 = 1368
C6 Stock have 24 doors @1372mm = 28812mm (door opening)
S7 Stock have 19 doors @1600mm + 2 doors @1200mm = 32800mm (door opening)
The C stock will begin to be replaced this year and along with the D stock (replacement for the D stock will begin next year at the earliest) will all be replaced by S Stock by 2015.
There are already 4 S7s in London. If the current rate of deliveries is maintained (about 3 every 2weeks), 16 required for H&C service, 16 required for Circle, 8 required for Wimbledon-Edgware Rd, it will certainly be in 2013.I think 'at the earliest' is key here, if not 2014. Because although TfL say that the District line will receive new trains from 2013, I reckon this applies more to the 'Wimbleware' section.
The thing with the D Stock is that, whilst they were given brand spanking new interiors and a paint job whilst being refurbished, under the floor is the same traction equipment etc. that they had pre-refurbishment. Whilst cosmetically they're new, mechanically they aren't. Although it would be nice to see them survive for longer in any case.
I'm happy to be corrected, but isn't the D Stock one of the most (if not the most) reliable stock on LU (along with the 1973TS)? So while the traction isn't getting any younger, it's certainly still reliable at the moment.
That is a good point, as far as I know it's perfectly reliable. I'd imagine that gradually parts are becoming harder to obtain though compared to new stock. Don't get me wrong though, I am a fan of D Stock!