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Old April 14th, 2011, 02:31 AM   #1941
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Old April 14th, 2011, 02:36 AM   #1942
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Old April 14th, 2011, 01:12 PM   #1943
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Old April 14th, 2011, 09:05 PM   #1944
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Bombardier gets in line to upgrade London Tube

A WING of Belfast-based Bombardier has been named as the preferred bidder for the single biggest piece of work to upgrade the London Underground. The work is aimed at offering faster, more reliable trains, more often, on the Circle, District, Hammersmith -amp; City and Metropolitan lines.

The upgrade will deliver 65% more capacity on the Circle and Hammersmith -amp; City Lines, 27% on the Metropolitan and 24% on the District. The news came amid more travel disruption on the London Underground.

Services on the Victoria, Jubilee and Piccadilly Lines were hit because of problems including faulty trains following disruption on the District Line which hit travellers on their way home from work earlier in the week.

London Underground managing director Mike Brown said: "This is a major step forward in our plan to upgrade the Tube and will mean faster, more frequent and reliable Tube services for Londoners.

"We insisted that those bidding for this contract found innovative ways to deliver the new signalling system without the need for the level of closures we have seen on other lines, and I'm pleased Bombardier have committed to that." Bombardier, which manufactures planes and trains, is headquartered in Montreal, Canada and has based part of the Bombardier Aerospace division is based in east Belfast.

Bombardier Transportation has 59 production and engineering sites in 23 countries and more than 40 service centres across the world.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 11:06 PM   #1945
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What about adding Automatic Train Control...
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Old April 15th, 2011, 12:52 AM   #1946
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Old April 15th, 2011, 01:28 PM   #1947
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As you probably know, he thinks automatic train control = driverless trains.
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Old April 15th, 2011, 07:18 PM   #1948
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I guess he is referring to the trains like DLR, no?
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Old April 15th, 2011, 08:23 PM   #1949
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Yes, driverless trains. I think the system would lose charisma though (not to talk about kobs) and I suppose most people would like an human in charge of the train.
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Old April 15th, 2011, 09:39 PM   #1950
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They could always have drivers sitting in the train in case something went wrong. But the main reason for ATC is to have more efficient and increased frequencies.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 12:17 AM   #1951
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Bombardier? it means new cars? Because they are so smaaalllll
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Old April 16th, 2011, 01:04 AM   #1952
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They could always have drivers sitting in the train in case something went wrong. But the main reason for ATC is to have more efficient and increased frequencies.
As far as I know, Tube trains have had Automatic Train Control since the 1960s.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 02:59 AM   #1953
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Old April 16th, 2011, 03:20 AM   #1954
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Last time when i took DLR to Beckton station, i didn't see any driver there
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Yes but that's the DLR, it was originally planned to be driverless.
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They could always have drivers sitting in the train in case something went wrong. But the main reason for ATC is to have more efficient and increased frequencies.
Yes which which is why they are doing it. Keep up.
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