Image of London Underground train in the open air at Theydon Bois station. Deep level 1992 stock from the Central Line

Half a billion pound overhaul transforms London’s Central Line

London Underground Central Line 1992 Stock, at Theydon Bois station. Deep level 1992 stock from the Central Line Image Tom Page and WikiCommons

The Central Line carries some of the busiest parts of the London Underground network. Now, it’s set for a step-change in rolling stock provision. Despite the gloomy post-pandemic financial health of the network, things are looking up for one deep-level line in particular. The half-a-billion pound (around 550 million euro) Central Line Improvement Programme (CLIP) is almost ready for deployment. The first overhauled Central Line trains are already out on the route, surprising commuters with non-stop runs.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is UK correspondent for RailTech.com and Railfreight.com

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