Transport for London has completed the signalling system this week at Edgware Road Tube station paving the way for new longer, accessible and air-con installed “S-Stock” trains on the Circle, District and Hammersmith and City lines.
The improved signalling system, part of the Tube Upgrade Plan, aims to increase capacity and improve reliability of the service on the lines. Engineers worked on the signalling upgrade over and the Christmas and New Year period, completing the work a day early.
Edgware Road station is located very close to the Underground’s Praed St junction – the busiest junction on the Tube network. The upgrade allows new tube trains to run on the Hammersmith and City, Circle and District lines. The original signalling, much of which dates back to the 1920s, has now been modified to accommodate the new trains, which are 23m longer than the existing Circle line trains.
The new trains, already operating on the Metropolitan line, will begin running on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines this year.