THE OPEN-PLAN TUBE CAR­RIAGE

Daily Mail - - Terror On The Tube -

The S-Stock train that was tar­geted by the bomber yes­ter­day can carry al­most 1,000 peo­ple – most of them stand­ing.

They were the first Lon­don Un­der­ground trains to have ‘walk-through’ car­riages – which means they have no con­nect­ing doors.

The new rolling stock re­placed age­ing Tube trains on the District Line – which had sep­a­rate car­riages and were built in the 1970s and 1980s.

In to­tal, the new trains can hold up to 951 pas­sen­gers, with just 256 seats and 695 stand­ing.

The older D-Stock trains had more seats but held just over 800 pas­sen­gers, 20% fewer.

In the UK sim­i­lar trains also run on the Lon­don Over­ground – which op­er­ates or­bital com­muter lines around the cap­i­tal.

Walk-through trains are in­creas­ingly com­mon around the world, in­clud­ing in Paris, New York, Toronto and Tokyo.

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