The 1996 Tube Stock looks very similar to the Northern Line's 1995 Tube Stock and indeed the two fleets were built alongside each other. However the 1996TS is technically less advanced than the 1995TS as the specification was made and locked down earlier. Although both have AC motors the 1996TS controls them using a Gate Turn-Off (GTO) Thyristor  derived from the one used on the Class 465 EMU (the 1995TS uses the more advanced Insulated Gate Bi-polar Transistor (IGBT) drive). They also have different cab designs, electrical systems, bogies and interiors.
|Number built:||441 (63 7-car sets)|
|Builder:||Metro-Cammell, GEC Alsthom, Alstom (2005 build)|
|Engine:||GEC Alsthom three-phase induction motors (630v DC fourth rail)|
|Formation:||Driving Motor (DM)+Trailer (T)+Uncoupling Non-Driving Motor
The 1996TS entered service before the Jubilee Line Extension had been completed and was originally a 6-car set (made up of 2 3-car units) . In 2005 ordered more cars in order to lengthen the trains to 7-cars and also bought 4 new complete sets. While the original 1996TS final assembly was at the former Metro-Cammell factory in Birmingham, by 2005 that was closing and the new cars and trains were built at a Alstom factory in Spain.
The 1996TS is currently receiving a mid-life refresh which includes improved and more accessible interiors and better passenger information .
|96063 and friend at Stratford|
|96095 arrives at Bond St|
|96040 at Canning Town|
|96024 at Canning Town|
 Paul Moss, London Underground (Haynes, 2014) p. 167
 Mike Horne, The Jubilee Line (Capital Transport, 2000) p. 63
 Piers Connor, The London Underground Electric Train (Crowood Press, 2015) p. 175
 Ben Muldoon, London Underground Rolling Stock Guide (Ian Allan, 2014) p. 38
 Modern Railways (March 2017) p. 13