The Anonymous Widower

London Underground’s Northern Line Extension Starts Trial Operations

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Ian Visits.

These are the first two paragraphs.

The Northern line extension between Kennington and Battersea has entered the final trial operations stage ahead of its opening later this year.

Four trains per hour are currently being run through the extension at weekends as part of trial operations. Throughout this trial period, operations and maintenance staff are testing all the systems required to keep the extension running, and existing Northern line train drivers will complete familiarisation training on the route.

As ever, Ian seems to have researched his facts and he is predicting the following.

  • The extension will open in September.
  • Mill Hill East will get direct services from Central London, which will eliminate the need to change at Finchley Central
  • The initial Peak hour service will be six trains per hour (tph)
  • The initial Off Peak service will be five tph.

I’m certainly looking forward to opening of the extension.

July 11, 2021 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,

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