Tag Archives: Future development

Automatic Trains on the Hammersmith & City Line (at last)

New Signalling as part of the sub-surface lines modernization (updated) On Monday 28 March, I spent a little while at the western end of London’s Hammersmith & City Line watching the new automatic trains doing their business: this was the … Continue reading

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Update on ‘unstaffed’ train operation

‘Driverless’ DLR trains? I have been travelling around the Docklands Light Railway recently. This caused me to wonder whether those who keep suggesting that the London Underground could have ‘drivers’ wandering around the passenger compartment, rather than driving trains, have ever … Continue reading

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The hole just isn’t big enough.

Introduction In my last post about driverless trains (December 2013) I queried how much longer it would be that we were going to be stuck with 12ft diameter tube tunnels. The much-extended London deep tube network was a product of late … Continue reading

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