New subway trains will appear in London on six lines: when and where will it happen
Over the next two decades, the London Underground plans to completely renew trains on at least six routes. Transport for London (TfL) and local government officials are already working on this.
The authorities have confirmed the spending of billions of pounds in the mayor's budget for 2024/25, MyLondon writes. TfL is ready to start renovating the subway in the coming years.
As stated in the document, over the next 20 years, new cars will be introduced on the Piccadilly, Bakerloo, Central, Waterloo and City, Jubilee, and Northern lines. The modernization of ground transportation, such as trams, will also be addressed.
The trains on the Tube's Red Line will be completely renewed by 2029, and TfL is now ensuring that the overhaul of the Central Line rolling stock is successful.
The document reads: "TfL owns more than 800 trains, as well as the signaling systems for each rail service and line. Underground trains have a design life of around 35-40 years and need to be replaced at the end of this period, although in some cases this can be extended depending on the condition of the assets."
Such a large-scale plan will cost London billions of pounds. It is expected that the first new trains will appear on the Piccadilly line in 2025.