Passengers on the Victoria line are now benefitting from the most intensive service ever run on the line.
In the peak – morning and evening – 33 trains are running per hour with less than two minutes between trains. The move follows London Underground’s modernisation of the line and the introduction of new signalling and new trains.
The new trains are more accessible with wider doors and more spaces for wheelchair users. Platform humps – platform sections raised for the full length of a carriage – have been installed at Victoria line stations to give level access between the platform and the train. These make it easier for wheelchair users, parents with buggies and passengers with luggage to board and alight trains.
Says Mike Brown, Managing Director of London Underground, ‘The Victoria line has seen enormous growth in demand in recent years and passengers are now experiencing even more benefits with more frequent and more reliable services and a huge number of accessibility improvements.
‘During the busy morning and evening rush hours there is now less than two minutes between trains which will speed up journeys on the line. On top of this, our engineers have been working extremely hard making the line more reliable. This work is already paying off, but we are not complacent and will leave no stone unturned in our effort to further improve the service all day, every day.’
The Tube modernisation overall will deliver a 30 per cent increase in capacity. Work on upgrades to the Northern, Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines continues.