London Underground will resume normal Met line services next week
London Underground is resuming a normal Metropolitan line schedule from next week, after announcing an urgent cut to services on the Metropolitan line earlier this month due to problems with its train wheels.
The problem is believed to have been linked to a wheel lathe at Neasden depot, which is used to reprofile wheels on Met line trains, and may have been misconfigured.
Along with issues such as reducing long term wear of wheels and tracks and reducing wheel noise, there is a safety aspect as a good wheel profile and flange is one of the things that help keep the wheels on the tracks. Met line trains typically visit the depot for wheel tower work on average once every 18 months.
What has been done over the past few weeks are checks to see which trains have been impacted and required corrective action, and which can continue to operate.
TfL says safety checks and repairs on the Metropolitan line fleet are almost complete and from Tuesday 3 May the normal weekday timetable will resume, however, there are still a few trains to be repaired, so some cancellations may still occur during the day.
From Monday May 9, TfL expects full service on the Metropolitan line to resume.
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