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Friday, August 04, 2006

New Victoria line train unveiled to the public...


The new Victoria line trains due to enter passenger service from 2009 will be unveiled to the public today at Euston Square Gardens.

Key features:
# Higher passenger capacity (so more people can be squashed in?)
# Better acceleration leading to reduced journey times (so we'll be chucked about in the carriage even more with all that heavy braking?)
# Improved accessibility (so more people can flood on to the carriage before others have had a chance to get off?)
# CCTV coverage in each carriage (so they can spy on us?)
# Enhanced on-train customer information (so they show us a picture of the "signal failure" rather than just a garbled message?)

As you might be able to tell, I've got a bit of a downer on the Victoria Line at the moment.

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