London Underground C69 and C77 Stock facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLondon Underground C69 and C77 Stock
A refurbished C Stock at High Street Kensington
The interior of a refurbished C Stock
|In service||28 September 1970 – 3 June 2014|
|Built at||Washwood Heath, England|
|Replaced||O and P Stock|
|Formation||2 x 4 cars per unit, 2 units per train|
|Capacity||821 per train|
|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
|Current collection method||Contact shoe|
|Seating||198 per train|
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).
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.
|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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