Bakerloo Line: Carriages

MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I get regular complaints from my Brent and Harrow constituents about the poor state of carriages which are old and in dire need of replacement. We have been patient and waited long enough. Can you let me know what your timetable is for a complete refurbishment/upgrade of Bakerloo line trains as part of TfL's refit programme?


Answer for Bakerloo Line: Carriages

Answer for Bakerloo Line: Carriages

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL plans to modernise the Bakerloo line as part of the Deep Tube programme and will begin to introduce new signalling and trains on the line from the late 2020s.

In advance of this, TfL is carrying out a range of works to extend the life of the Bakerloo line fleet, making sure that the trains can continue to provide a good service until the line is modernised. As part of this TfL has recently replaced all of the seat cushions and fabric with a new moquette fabric.

TfL will begin work in July to improve internal parts of train carriages. This includes replacing and/or repairing several parts of the interior. The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. 

By mid-2018, TfL is planning on installing LED lighting throughout the train carriages and by the end of 2019 all structural repairs to the fleet will be completed. These improvements will include two wheelchair bays in each carriage, additional hand poles and a public information system that announces the next station as it approaches.