HC Deb 09 July 1990 vol 176 c92W
57. Mr. Dykes

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the total amount of planned investment in new stock on the Central line by London Underground Ltd.

Mr. Freeman

About £350 million. This is the biggest rolling stock order ever placed by London Underground, and is part of the £700 million modernisation of the Central line which the Government approved in 1988. The 85 new trains, along with the rest of the programme, will substantially increase peak capacity, improve regularity of services, and reduce journey time.