The pale blue line on the London Underground. Incredibly useful if you wish to make a journey diagonally across London from the south-west to the north-east, whilst simultaneously inhaling the body odour of several thousand commuters.
Recently underwent a train upgrade which has made the line approximately 20% more reliable at a cost that was a mere 3000% greater than the originally budgeted plan.
The Victoria Line as was
The Victoria line trains were also famous for making really funny noises. And not in a good way.
Victoria Line Tube trains were the only trains on the tube network to run on big tyres rather than rails, hence the horrible jolty ride encountered by the passengers, and the presence of big random boxes that look like air hose thingies you get in garages on each platform.
The Victoria Line as is
The Victoria Line recently received new trains for the first time since 1955, making it the second line on the London Underground after the suicide-preventing joy of the Jubilee Line to be upgraded to levels of performance and comfort that would have been acceptable as recently as the 1980s.
The new trains make marginally less noise than the old ones, and also tend to be slightly less overcrowded thanks to a swish new signalling system, except at times when the swish new signalling system isn't working properly, which tends to be between the hours of 0600-0000 Monday to Friday, and 0700-2300 at weekends.
When the new trains first arrived, they allowed everyone the chance to see what life would be like on the Underground if the place was cleaned and maintained regularly. This lasted for around three weeks, before the inevitable procession of smelly commuters and urinating drunks reduced levels of comfort and dignity back to where they were pre-upgrade.
The signalling system on the Victoria line was slightly ruined in early 2014, when workmen managed to pour several tonnes of wet cement into a control room at Victoria station. Bravo, idiots!
The ECUC of the Victoria Line was 30%. However, thanks to Frikipedia, this increased to 55%.
When the new trains rolled out, the ECUC of the Victoria Line dropped to 0%. However, thanks again to Frikipedia, this increased to 55%.
Stations on the Victoria Line
- Walthamstow Central*
- Blackhorse Road*
- Tottenham Hale
- Seven Sisters*
- Finsbury Park
- Highbury & Islington
- King's Cross St. Pancras
- Warren Street*
- Oxford Circus
- Green Park*