Thales Installs New Signalling Equipments for London Underground lines

Thales has begun installing new signalling equipment between Edgware Road and Hammersmith as part of Transport for London’s (TfL) major modernisation programme of the next four underground lines.

Thales Installs New Signalling Equipments for London Underground lines
June 10, 2016 8:33 am

The installation is the first part of a complete overhaul of the signalling and control systems across the District, Circle, Hammersmith, City, and Metropolitan lines. On completion, London Underground will be able to operate more trains at a greater speed, providing a 33% rise in capacity by the early 2020s.

The company’s managing director Andrew Pollins said:[quote font_size=”20″] “This is a major step in delivering this vital upgrade for millions of our customers. The signalling system on these lines is some of the oldest in use anywhere in the world, with parts of it dating back to the 1930s.

“The use of this newer and more sophisticated signalling system will mean more frequent, more reliable, and less crowded journeys, which will help us meet rapidly growing customer demand.” [/quote]

Designed to be deployed in phases by 2021, the new signals will deliver major benefits by 2022. This will see an increase in the frequency of trains running during peak periods to 32 every hour in central London. The project will also be able to create 1,100 jobs and 60 apprenticeships. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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