- Northern line
GEC-Alstom, who acquired Metro-Cammell of Birmingham in 1989, supplied 106 new trains for the Northern line in spring 1995.
The trains replace 1959/62 stock trains and are generally similar to the 1996 stock which preceded them into service (on the Jubilee line), but the body shells of welded aluminium extrusions with honeycomb bracing are slightly more constrained to fit the different tunnel gauge.
The trains are fully equipped for One Person Operation, their introduction saw the withdrawal of guards on the Northern line.
The trains have fully blended dynamic regenerative/rheostatic and electro-pneumatic friction tread brakes with load control and slip/slide protection. There is one brake block per wheel, on all wheels.
The carriages have longitudinal seating only and have six automated LED scrolling visual display units in each car, along with automated audio station announcements and a driver operable Public Address system. The Passenger Alarm offers talkback facility with the driver.
|Length per car||17.77m|
|Width per car||2.63m|
|Total seating capacity per six-car train 200, plus 20 perch seats and 48 tip-up seats. There are also 24 wheelchair spaces.|
|Total passenger capacity per six-car train||665*|
|Driving Motor Car||29.4 tonnes|
|Trailer Car||21.5 tonnes|
|Uncoupling Non-Driving motor car||27.9 tonnes|
|Per train||157.6 tonnes|
*Total train capacity is based on 4 passengers per m2