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London Underground Rolling Stock Sizes, Measurements and Details

A special page containing detailed stuff on rolling stock numbers and dimensions.

Contents

Rolling Stock Summary - Indentification - Dimensions   - Destination Signs on Trains  - Return to the Rolling Stock page


Rolling Stock Summary -

Type of Stock Line

Number of Trains and (Cars)

Builder Delivered Refurbishment Comments
TUBE STOCK            
1967 Tube Stock Victoria

43 x 8 (344)

Metro-Cammell 1967-69 Tickford/Rosyth Includes some converted 1972 cars
1972 Tube Stock Bakerloo

36 x 7 (252)

Metro-Cammell 1972-74 Tickford/Rosyth  
1973 Tube Stock Piccadilly

86.5 x 6 (519)

Metro-Cammell 1974-77 Bombardier  
1992 Tube Stock Central

85 x 8 (680)

Adtranz 1991-94    
1992 Tube Stock Waterloo & City

5 x 4 (20)

Adtranz 1991-94    
1996 Tube Stock Jubilee

59 x 6 (354)

Alstom 1996-98    
1995 Tube Stock Northern

106 x 6 (636)

Alstom 1996-00    
Total tube cars  

2805

       
SUB-SURFACE            
‘A’ Stock Metropolitan & East London

56.5 x 8 (452)

Cravens 1960-63 Adtranz 7 x 4 cars reserved for ELL
‘C’ Stock Circle, Hammersmith & City & District

46 x 6 (276)

Metro-Cammell 1969-71 & 1977-79 RFS  
‘D’ Stock District

75 x 6 (450)

Metro-Cammell 1979-83   Bogie frames replaced
Total surface cars  

1178

       
Total all cars  

3983

       

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Identification

Cars are identified by numbers allocated in blocks according to the type of stock so that it is possible to identify the type of car, its position in the train and its stock by its number. The blocks are listed below.

Stock Car Numbers Note
A60/A62 Stock 'A' DM 5nnn (even) nnn matches adjacent trailer car
  T 6nnn (even) nnn matches adjacent motor car
  T 6nnn (odd) nnn matches adjacent motor car
  'D' DM 5nnn (odd) nnn matches adjacent trailer car
C69 Stock DM 55nn or 56nn nn matches adjacent trailer car
  T 65nn or 66nn  
C77 Stock DM 57nn nn matches adjacent trailer car
  T 67nn  
D78 Stock (Single-ended) 'A' DM 7nnn (even) nnn matches adjacent trailer car
  T 17nnn (even) nnn matches adjacent two cars
  'D' UNDM 8nnn (even) nnn matches adjacent trailer car
  'A' UNDM 8nnn (odd) nnn matches adjacent trailer car
  T 17nnn (odd) nnn matches adjacent two cars
  'D' DM 7nnn (odd) nnn matches adjacent trailer car
D78 Stock (Double-ended) 'A' DM 75nn (even) nn matches adjacent trailer car
  T 175nn (even) nn matches adjacent DM car
  'D' DM 75nn (odd) nn one higher than 'A' DM car
1967 Tube Stock 'A' DM 30nn nn matches adjacent trailer car
  T 40nn nn matches adjacent cars
    T 41nn nn matches adjacent cars
  'D' DM 31nn nn matches adjacent trailer car
1972 Tube Stock (4-car units) 'A' DM 32nn nn matches adjacent trailer car
  T 42nn nn matches adjacent cars
    T 43nn nn matches adjacent cars
  'D' DM 33nn nn matches adjacent trailer car
1972 Tube Stock (3-car units) 'A' UNDM 34nn nn matches adjacent trailer car
  T 45nn nn matches adjacent cars
  'D' DM 35nn nn matches adjacent trailer car
1973 Tube Stock (Single-ended) 'A' DM 1 or 2nn (even) nn matches adjacent trailer car
  T 5 or 6nn (even) nn matches adjacent two cars
  'D' UNDM 3 or 4nn (even) nn matches adjacent trailer car
  'A' UNDM 3 or 4nn (odd) nn matches adjacent trailer car
  T 5 or 6nn (odd) nn matches adjacent two cars
  'D' DM 1 or 2nn (odd) nn matches adjacent trailer car
1973 Tube Stock (Double-ended) 'A' DM 8nn (even) nn matches adjacent trailer car
  T 6nn (even) nn matches adjacent two cars
  'D' DM 8nn (odd) nn one higher than 'A' DM car
1992 Tube Stock (2-car A-B units) A DM 91nnn (odd) nnn matches adjacent NDM car
  B NDM 92nnn (odd) nnn matches adjacent DM car
(2-car B-C units) B NDM 92nnn (even) nnn matches adjacent car
  C NDM 93nnn (even) nnn matches adjacent car
(2-car B-D units) B NDM 924nn (even) nnn matches adjacent car
De-icing D NDM 934nn (even) nnn matches adjacent car
(2-car E-F units on W & C Line) E DM 65501-10 last 3 digits match adjacent car
  F NDM 67501-10 last 3 digits match adjacent car
1996 Tube Stock 'A' DM 960 or 961nn (even) nn matches adjacent trailer car
  T 962nn (even)* nn matches adjacent two cars
  'D' UNDM 964 or 965nn (even) nn matches adjacent trailer car
  'A' UNDM 964 or 965nn (odd) nn matches adjacent trailer car
  T 962 or 963nn  (odd) nn matches adjacent two cars
  'D' DM 960 or 961nn (odd) nn matches adjacent trailer car
     

*the 2 is replaced by 8 or 9 for units with de-icing equipment.

1995 Tube Stock 'A' DM 515 or 516nn (even) nn matches adjacent trailer car
  T 525 or 526nn (even) nn matches adjacent two cars
  'D' UNDM 535 or 536nn (even) nn matches adjacent trailer car
  'A' UNDM 535 or 536nn (odd) nn matches adjacent trailer car
  T 525 or 526nn  (odd) nn matches adjacent two cars
  'D' DM 515 or 516nn (odd) nn matches adjacent trailer car
1995 Tube Stock (de-icing) 'A' DM 517nn (even) nn matches adjacent trailer car
  T 527nn (even) nn matches adjacent two cars
  'D' UNDM 537nn (even) nn matches adjacent trailer car
  'A' UNDM 537nn (odd) nn matches adjacent trailer car
  T 527nn  (odd) nn matches adjacent two cars
  'D' DM 517nn (odd) nn matches adjacent trailer car

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Dimensions

The following table gives available dimensions in mm of current LU rolling stock as shown on the diagram below.

car plan dim.gif (15631 bytes)

Stock   A B C D E F G H J K L M N P
A DM 533 1975 1168 2946 1143 1143 1143 1143" 2673 11113 2673 3696 16167 915
  T 533 1975 1168 2946 1143 1143 1143 1143" 2673 11113 2673 3696 16167 915
C DM 556 1969 1162 2920 1144 1144 1144 1144 2540 10820 2670 3687 16030 915
  T 556 1969 1162 2920 1144 1144 1144 1144 2670 9600 2670 3687 14940 915
D DM 456 2054 1110 2850 1144 1144 1144 1144 3370 11885 3117 3620 18372 788
  T/UNDM 456 2054 1110 2850 1144 1144 1144 1144 3117 11885 3117 3620 18119 788
1967/72 DM 635 1473 756 2642 953 953 953 953 2934 10338 2819 2877 16091 788
  T/UNDM 635 1473 756 2642 953 953 953 953 2934 10338 2819 2877 15977 788
1973 DM 661 1481 730 2630 950 950 950 950 3073 11124 3276 2872 17473 788
  T/UNDM 661 1481 730 2630 950 950 950 950 3276 11124 3276 2872 17676 788
1992 DM       2620 950 950 950 950 3124 10000 3124 2869 16248 700
  NDM       2620 950 950 950 950 3124 10000 3124 2869 16248 700
1995/6 DM       2630 1025 1025 1025 1025 3323 11124 3323 2875 17770 770
  T/UNDM       2630 1025 1025 1025 1025 3323 11124 3323 2875 17770 770

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Destination Signs on Trains

A list of the known displays available by stock.

BAKERLOO LINE 1972 STOCK
Sorry Not In Service
Elephant & Castle
Queens Park
Stonebridge Park
Harrow & Wealdstone
Waterloo
Piccadilly Circus
Paddington
Lambeth North
Willesden Junction
Wembley Central
Sorry Not In Service
VICTORIA LINE 1967 STOCK
Brixton
Victoria
Warren Street
Kings Cross
Highbury
Seven Sisters 0 (dot represents train to reverse at depot)
Seven Sisters
Walthamstow
Sorry Not In Service
Stockwell
Vauxhall
Pimlico
Green Park
Oxford Circus
Euston
Finsbury Park
Tottenham Hale
Blackhorse Road
PICCADILLY LINE 1973 STOCK (pre-refurb.)
Acton Town
Arnos Grove
Barons Court
Cockfosters
Green Park
Hammersmith
Hatton Cross
Heathrow
Hillingdon
Hounslow West
Hyde Park Cnr (later blinds)
Northfields
Oakwood
Rayners Lane
Ruislip
South Harrow
Uxbridge
West Kensington
Wood Green
Special
JUBILEE LINE 1983 STOCK
(Now withdrawn)
Canons Park
Neasden
Stanmore
Wembley Park
Charing Cross
Willesden Green
West Hampstead
Finchley Road
Special
Not In Service
DISTRICT LINE 'D' STOCK (1985-2000)
Special
Dagenham East
Richmond
Upminster
Ealing Broadway
Tower Hill
Wimbledon
Barking
East Ham
Plaistow
Whitechapel
Aldgate East
Mansion House
Embankment
South Kensington
High Street Kensington
Earls Court
Olympia
Parsons Green
Putney Bridge
Acton Town
Ealing Common
Shoreditch
Surrey Docks (later Quays)
New Cross
New Cross Gate
Special
CIRCLE & HAMMERSMITH 'C' STOCK (new)
Not In Service
Upminster
Dagenham East
Barking
Hammersmith via Shepherds Bush
Whitechapel
Plaistow
Neasden
Wembley Park
Circle Line
Baker Street
Farringdon
High Street Ken
Olympia
Edgware Road
Wimbledon
Earls Court
Parsons Green
Putney Bridge
Kings Cross
Moorgate
Liverpool Street
Aldgate
Aldgate East
Tower Hill
Mansion House
Embankment
South Kensington
Gloucester Road
Ealing Broadway
Richmond
Circle Line
Not In Service
METROPOLITAN LINE 'A' STOCK (1990-98)
Special
Aldgate Fast
Amersham Fast
Baker St Fast
Moorgate
Aldgate
Baker St
Watford
Uxbridge
Amersham
Harrow
Rickmansworth
Wembley Park
Chesham
Chalfont
Neasden
New Cross
Whitechapel
New Cross Gate
Shoreditch
Surrey Quays
 
CENTRAL LINE 1962 STOCK (last issue)
Special
West Ruislip
Ruislip Gardens
Northolt
Ealing Broadway
Northolt
North Acton
White City
Queensway
Tottenham Court Rd
Holborn
Liverpool Street
Bethnal Green
Leytonstone
Newbury Park
Hainault via Newbury Park
Woodford
Woodford via Hainault (black-on-yellow)
Grange Hill via Woodford (black-on-yellow)
Hainault via Woodford (black-on-yellow)
Loughton
Debden
Epping
North Weald
Ongar
Special
CIRCLE & HAMMERSMITH 'C' STOCK (old)
Not In Service
Hammersmith via Shepherd's Bush
Whitechapel
Plaistow
Barking
Circle Line
Moorgate
Aldgate
Edgware Road
Wimbledon
Olympia
High Street Ken
Earls Court
Parsons Green
Putney Bridge
Ealing Broadway
Richmond
Baker Street
Kings Cross
Farringdon
Liverpool Street
Tower Hill
Mansion House
Embankment
South Kensington
Gloucester Road
Neasden
Wembley Park
Not In Service
NORTHERN LINE 1959/62/72 STOCK (1977-2000)
1 Special
2 High Barnet
3 Mill Hill East
4 Finchley Central
5 East Finchley

Via Charing Cross
6 Hampstead
7 Colindale
8 Edgware
9 Kennington
10 Golders Green
11 Tooting Broadway
12 Mill Hill East
13 Morden
14 High Barnet
15 Finchley Central
16 Archway

Via Bank
17 Hampstead
18 Kennington
19 Edgware
20 Colindale
21 Golders Green
22 Morden
23 Tooting Broadway
24 Mill Hill East
25 High Barnet
26 Finchley Central
27 Archway

28 Golders Green
29 Colindale
30 Edgware
31 Special
VICTORIA LINE 1967 STOCK (old)
Walthamstow
Seven Sisters
Highbury
King's Cross
Warren Street
Victoria
Brixton
Special
Hainault (not listed)
Grange Hill (not listed)
Woodford (not listed)

1992/95/96 and 1973-refurbished stocks are capable of showing any station on their respective lines when the appropriate destination code is typed in from the cab control panel.

This information supplied by Raggajohn, uk.transport.london 12 July 2000.

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