London Underground confirms new Piccadilly line trains will still go ahead despite TfLs financial woes [MyLondon]

Date: 31/07/2020

The upgrade of the London Underground's almost 50-year-old Piccadilly line trains will be carried out despite TfL's financial crisis.
Stock on the Piccadilly line has reached the end of its operating life as trains require more and more maintenance. The contract to replace the trains was signed with German firm Siemens Mobility in 2019 for £1.5 billion.

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New Piccadilly trains will go ahead despite TfL's financial woes


Some of the current stock dates back to 1973, nearly 50 years

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Refurbished LUL 1973 stock on a Piccadilly Line short working to Northfields, departing from Barons Court station on 29th August 2015. This is an interchange with the District Line; the line here was opened by the Metropolitan District Railway in 1874 but Barons Court station did not open until 15th December 1906, concurrently with the opening of the Great Northern, Piccadilly & Brompton Railway from Finsbury Park to Hammersmith, now part of the much-extended Piccadilly Line.
Location: Barons Court
Company: Hammersmith Extension (Metropolitan District Railway)
29/08/2015 David Bosher
Platform scene at South Ealing station on the Piccadilly Line in September 2015. [Ref query 1579]
Location: South Ealing
Company: Hounslow and Metropolitan Railway
/09/2015 Michael Gibb
A Piccadilly Line service for Heathrow Airport leaving Gloucester Road in 1980. [Ref query 6778]
Location: Gloucester Road
Company: Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway
10/09/1980 John Furnevel