[from Railway Gazette]
Victoria Line upgrade on schedule
05 Jan 2009 | Nick Kingsley
UK: The ambitious project to renew one of London’s busiest Underground lines is nearing the halfway stage. Despite the high-profile collapse of PPP infraco Metronet in 2007, new trains and radio-based signalling are expected to bring a major capacity increase by 2013. Nick Kingsley investigates.
The Victoria Line upgrade is ‘broadly halfway’ to completion, according to London Underground’s General Manager for the line, John Doyle. Under the terms of the original output-based PPP contract, Metronet Rail was required to enhance the service by 2013 through the introduction of new rolling stock and signalling, and the upgrading of track and stations.