There are smaller improvements, too, like strips of LED lights along the doors that clearly flash red to warn passengers as they're about to close. In addition, all of the advertising and signage on the cars will use digital screens instead of paper inserts, and some of the deepest lines in London will get air conditioning for the first time with the new cars. And did we mention that there will be Wi-Fi on board? Perhaps most importantly, the new trains will be future proofed to run entirely operator-free (though they'll be staffed for the foreseeable future).
The improvements are certainly good news for London residents, but when it comes down to it, the new trains just look like they belong in the future. The only part that seems firmly rooted in the past is the interior, which retains the Tube's classic fabric seating. Take a look for yourself below.