I suspect most regular readers of this blog have ridden on the new S-stock trains that have debuted on the Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City & District lines over the past 8 months.
Former Conservative Party politician and unashamedly passionate rail aficionado Michael Portillo explains a few of the key benefits of the upgrade using his distinctive style in the video below:
It was produced by TFL and a few of the key benefits (for those wondering) are:
- Air conditioning!
- Longer Trains. In fact the current trains are longer than St. Paul’s is tall.
- Open carriages. So you can safely walk between cars and people can move right down inside.
- More energy efficient. The breaks that capture power back as they break.
To learn more you can visit TFL’s website.