New Victoria Line Timetable Means a Train Every 100 Seconds

Posted by Barry Pearson on May 26, 2017  |   Comments Off on New Victoria Line Timetable Means a Train Every 100 Seconds
  • Capacity increased to carry 3,000 extra passengers per hour during the busiest times

London Underground (LU) has introduced a new timetable on the Victoria line today (Monday 22 May) which means passengers will benefit from a train every 100 seconds during rush hour. This will make the Victoria line one of the most intensive metro services anywhere in the world.

With 36 trains per hour running along the entire line during peak times, an extra 3,000 passengers will be able to travel every hour during the busiest times of the day.

Mark Wild, Managing Director of LU, said: “We’re running more trains than ever before, with the most frequent train service in the country and one of the most frequent anywhere in the world. This will make a real difference to our customers, creating more capacity and making stations and train services less crowded. We’re also making more of our stations step-free as part of our huge investment in making London Underground more accessible.”

Rob Morris, Director of Operations, Siemens Rail Automation, said: “Following our work on the initial Victoria Line Upgrade project which was completed in 2012, we are delighted to have completed the programme and to have contributed to the safe delivery of a truly world-class service for London.”

Siemens Rail Automation is a global leader in the design, supply, installation and commissioning of track-side and train-borne signalling and train control solutions. Its portfolio includes train control, interlocking systems, operations control systems, components, track vacancy detection, level-crossing protection, rail communications, cab radios, station systems and cargo automation for both passenger and freight rail operators.

Siemens employs over 15,000 people in the UK, with 1,650 people working in the Rail Automation division from offices in Chippenham, London, Croydon, Poole, Birmingham, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Manchester, York, Glasgow, Newport and Derby. For more information, visit www.siemens.co.uk/rail.