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Posted 16 April 2010 - 03:02 PM

The new train should be around on sunday between Watford and Neasden.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:06 PM

Here are some pictures I took of the new train today while it was being tested, just south of Northwood. And yes, Adrian! I was spotting a train!

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:36 PM

Oooohhh!Very nice.I take it the two circles on the roof of the carriages, would likely be the AC air oulet.It looks driverless i the last two picks or is the train moving away from you, thus the back or stationary?I had a feeling youd be out having a look Bengley. :) Thanks for the photos.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:39 PM

Oooohhh!Very nice.I take it the two circles on the roof of the carriages, would likely be the AC air oulet.It looks driverless.I had a feeling youd be out having a look Bengley. :) Thanks for the photos.


The whole thing on the roof is the AC unit! If you look at the A stock, there's nothing at all on the roof. It looks driverless because the pictures which you can see into the cab in are of the back of the train :lol:

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 10:13 PM

The whole thing on the roof is the AC unit! If you look at the A stock, there's nothing at all on the roof. It looks driverless because the pictures which you can see into the cab in are of the back of the train :lol:

Yeh I thought it was guessed that they were the outlets from the condensers.Im curious though how effective the AC will be if the train has to sit in a tunnel during rush hour.This happened to me numerous times whilst working in London in rush hour during the summer it wasnt much fun.Something that wouldve made these S stock great would have been a WC.Its a long journey to travel with no WC,Chiltern have them and they are very handy,better than having to get off the train early and locate a open station WC.Yes had a feeling it maybe the back, but it was said to be driverless,so thought they may have been trying it out with the driver there, but out of view.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 10:59 PM

Yeh I thought it was guessed that they were the outlets from the condensers.Im curious though how effective the AC will be if the train has to sit in a tunnel during rush hour.This happened to me numerous times whilst working in London in rush hour during the summer it wasnt much fun.Something that wouldve made these S stock great would have been a WC.Its a long journey to travel with no WC,Chiltern have them and they are very handy,better than having to get off the train early and locate a open station WC.Yes had a feeling it maybe the back, but it was said to be driverless,so thought they may have been trying it out with the driver there, but out of view.


The systems to run the train with no driver aren't installed on the tracks at the moment and probably won't be for a long time.

Also, those of you worried about the noise cancelling of the trees, you needn't be worried because this train was VERY quiet. It was almost as if it was gliding.

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:49 AM

Something that wouldve made these S stock great would have been a WC.Its a long journey to travel with no WC,Chiltern have them and they are very handy,better than having to get off the train early and locate a open station WC.


That didn't bother one passenger I saw the other day. The doors at the end of the carriage kept being opened, then slammed. I shouldn't have turned round.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:20 PM

Rumour has it that one is in now in service!!! :D


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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:08 PM

Rumour has it that one is in now in service!!! :D


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Certainly is however when Boris and his chums went to get on the doors wouldn't open. There is also footage on you tube of the same thing happening when the train arrived back at Wembley Park on its southbound trip.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:50 PM

Hopefully just teething troubles.Has anyone been on it yet?Whats it like?

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 11:24 AM

Hopefully just teething troubles.Has anyone been on it yet?Whats it like?


At the moment there is only one train available for passenger use and it is only cleared to run between Wembley and Watford.
Other trains will follow and they will be cleared for more parts of the line as the testing continues.
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 11:09 AM

For those interested, quite a good video of inside the new trains at

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 08:20 PM

So is there any news on the next new met train?As far as I remember there has only been one that serves the Watford branch.Any idea when it will be?I've not been on the met for a while now.

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 08:28 PM

Another S stock was delivered last night, I think that makes 4 at Neasden now. There is a timetabled service train that leaves Watford around midday, and and empty stock run to Amersham about 8.30 pm. I think we will see more of them on the road when the Leaf Fall Timetable finishes in December.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:40 AM

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