As I write this post the first of two 'C stock' farewell tours is underway traversing many parts of the sub-surface London Undgerground system where the trains have worked for many years, as well as some areas which are less familiar to the stock.
|5720 catches the last of the days light at Parsons Green|
|5545 basks in the sun as it arrives at West Brompton|
Mainstream withdrawal of the trains began in January 2013 with arrival of new Bombadier S stock to the Hammersmith & City line. Since then the new trains have also taken over the Circle and around 50% of trains on the Wimbledon-Edgeware road service on the District line. As of April 2014 only 8 trains remain servicable with just 4 required for daily service. It is likely that the last regular passenger use will cease in May, with the final run of the stock being a farewell railtour on 29th June.
|All Change on the District line- New S stock is seen at Wimbledon alongside D and C stock which it will soon completely replace.|