London\'s Waterloo & City line has reopened after a £40 million upgrade by Metronet Rail. Benefits of the work include:
- Quicker journey times
- A smoother ride
- Smarter, more secure trains – the refurbishment of all 20 carriages included the installation of a CCTV system
- Smarter station platforms
- More reliable trains – a separate power supply to the depot will enable 24-hour maintenance
Journey times are now at least 30 seconds faster on the round trip. From November, this will be used to introduce another two trains per hour, improving capacity by 2000 passengers per hour. A new service control system, to be commissioned early next year, will allow five trains to operate instead of four, further improving the timetable and delivering in total 20-25 per cent more rush hour trains.