In the decade since the Victoria line opened, microprocessors have greatly advanced prospects for automating urban railways at acceptable cost. Signaling and power supplies can be centrally supervised using Visual Display Units by staff relieved of routine functions while Automatic Revenue Collection will cut losses from fraud. The major boost to service quality will come from unmanned trains that can maintain frequent service at "unsocial" hours in an era or chronic staff shortages. Each new group of LT cars brings full automation a step closer by providing the necessary hardware and software components.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Maxwell, W W
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

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  • Accession Number: 00300561
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1982 12:00AM