LONDON Underground (LU) has confirmed that work will start this year on the revisedd project to introduce a new train control system on the Sub-Surface Line network comprising the Circle, Metropolitan, District and Hammersmith & City lines.
VIVARAIL, Britain, has awarded Strukton Rail a contract to supply traction and onboard equipment for the type D78 metro trains it recently purchased from London Underground and which it plans to convert to DMUs for heavy rail operation.
The project to develop a new-generation long-distance train for Britain has suffered a lengthy gestation but with production facilities, depots and the first trains taking shape, the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) is now making rapid progress. Keith Barrow reports from Hitachi's plant in Kasado, Japan, where testing is now underway on the first pre-series train.
TRANSPORT for London (TfL) launched a public consultation on September 30 on proposals to extend London Underground's Bakerloo Line south from its existing terminus at Elephant & Castle to serve the districts of Lewisham and Bromley.
BIDS are invited by London Underground (LU) for trains for the Northern and Jubilee lines to enable a more a frequent service to be operated on each line following resignalling and to provide additional trains for an extension of the Northern Line.
EXPRESSIONS of interest are being sought by London Underground (LU) from systems suppliers for the installation of communications-based train control (CBTC) on the Bakerloo, Central, Piccadilly and Waterloo & City lines.