Train cars with air conditioning
Request ID: FOI-2290-2021
Date published: 03 March 2021
I would like to request the following information:
Plans held By TFL to fit train cars with air conditioning. This includes any timelines for fitting air conditioning; please can the information be broken down for each tube line.
TfL Ref: FOI-2290-2021
Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 10 February 2021.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm that we hold the information you require. You asked for:
Plans held by TFL to fit train cars with air conditioning. This includes any timelines for fitting air conditioning; please can the information be broken down for each tube line.
Air conditioned carriages today are provided for passengers on our ‘S’ stock trains which includes the Hammersmith, Circle, District and Metropolitan lines. As we welcome the Elizabeth Line through Central London, this will also provide air conditioned trains, which is planned for next year.
We are working towards providing Piccadilly line trains with air conditioning from 2024.
The introduction of air conditioned carriages on the Central, Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Victoria and Waterloo & City lines will be linked to the replacement of these train fleets as part of our long term Capital Plans. Our plans beyond the Piccadilly lines are still fluid at this stage and are subject to variation based on available funding, commercial procurement processes and fleet asset condition. Our current expectations would be that these fleets are replaced from the mid/late 2030’s/early 2040’s for Bakerloo, Central/Waterloo & City lines and to mid/late 2040’s for Jubilee, Northern and Victoria lines.
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