2009 stock programme gathers pace

This article describes new rolling stock for the Victoria Line of the Underground railway system in the city of London, UK. Pre-production test trains are to run on the network in 2007 to establish any problems before final fleet production, expected to come into service in 2009. A new control room is to be installed although the previous one will be able to control both old and new trains in the interim through the new signalling. The new trains will feature mechanically-fastened aluminium extrusions and are to be fitted with regenerative braking to reduce maintenance costs. The traction package includes insulated gate bipolar transistors and further braking innovations. Improved power supply will enable faster throughput at stations, and a larger interior cross-section allows faster passenger movement on, along and off the train. Pressure ventilation has been provided in the passenger cars. Automatic train operation is employed. Renewal of the sub-surface line fleet is still being planned: all maintenance will be carried out by manufacturer Bombardier. (A)


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 32-34
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 63
    • Issue Number: 694
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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  • Accession Number: 01043764
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2007 8:21AM