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Thursday, February 02, 2012

VIDEO - Victoria Line Closed all Weekend

This weekend (4th -5th February 2012) signalling work is taking place on the Victoria line, meaning no journeys can be made on that London Underground Line for a full 48 hours. TfL have released a
video attempting to illustrate how the old signals are slowing down speed on Tube trains on the Victoria Line and the new signals will increase speed resulting in shorter journey times.

A Transport for London (TfL) spokeswoman said that work was progressing well.

“All of the state-of-the-art equipment has now been installed and engineers have been moving south unplugging the old system and plugging in the new one.

“Engineers will be making the most of the full closure with 2,500 man hours being put in on worksites across the line with a particular focus on the Euston to Green Park area. Once all the work is done trains will be able to run faster and closer together increasing capacity on the line by 20 percent.”

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More details about the Victoria Line upgrade plan can be found on TfL's site.

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