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London Underground C69 and C77 Stock
High Street Kensington. 5730.jpg
A refurbished C Stock at High Street Kensington
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The interior of a refurbished C Stock
In service 28 September 1970 – 3 June 2014
Manufacturer Metro-Cammell
Built at Washwood Heath, England
Replaced O and P Stock
Refurbishment 1991–1994
Successor S7 Stock
Formation 2 x 4 cars per unit, 2 units per train
Capacity 821 per train
Line(s) served
Car body construction Aluminium
Car length DM 16.0 m (52 ft 6 in)
T 14.94 m (49 ft 0 in)
Width 2.92 m (9 ft 7 in)
Height 3.68 m (12 ft 1 in)
Maximum speed DM 31.70 t (31.20 long tons; 34.94 short tons)
T 20.2 t (19.9 long tons; 22.3 short tons)
Traction system Pneumatic double camshaft
(C69: English Electric-AEI Traction
C77: GEC Traction)
Traction motors LT117 DC motor
(Brush Traction)
Current collection method Contact shoe
Seating 198 per train
Stock type Subsurface

The London Underground C69 and C77 Stock, commonly known as the C Stock, was a type of below ground rolling stock used on the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City (formerly Metropolitan) lines of the London Underground between 1970 and 2014. These were replaced with S stock trains, which also run routes on the District, Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan lines.

Stop of usage

The C Stock was replaced between 2012 and 2014 by S7 Stock.

A tour took place on 29 June 2014 showing a lot of the area covered by the stock during its time on the rails. One train (5721+5531+5578) was kept for this tour with one held as a reserve in case of breakdown (5533+5517+5592).

Post-withdrawal use

Transport for London has given away two C77 driving motors to educational establishments, and another from the same sub-series to the London Transport Museum: these are 5701, 5720 and 5721.

Sub-series Car number(s) Notes
C77 Stock 5701 Donated by Transport for London to the Royal Greenwich UTC on 28 June 2013.
C77 Stock 5720 Part of a playground at the Plumcroft Primary School, Plumstead.
C77 Stock 5721 Exhibit at the London Transport Museum's Acton depot.
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