Testing the new Victoria Line trains

In early 2007, I was involved with monitoring of the on track testing of the first new Victoria Line train at Bombardier's Litchurch Lane works in Derby.

The project is known as the Victoria Line Upgrade (VLU) and the first eight car train undertook an extensive period of testing on the test line within the works.

After three months the train was shipped off to Northumberland Park depot to continue the testing on LUL infrastructure.

Click on the pictures for a bigger image - All photos are the author's

Train One The train pictured on the test line whilst a crew change takes place on 28th February 2007
Inside the test shop Inside the test shop in March 2007
Inside Inside the train showing the instrumentation control desk and the bare metal interior
Static testing The train is pictured on the test track as a 4-car set  whilst undertaking static horn testing on 9th March 2007

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