Much has been written and said in recent times about efforts to improve the throughput of trains on metro and inner suburban railways. Using CBTC [communications-based train control] has enabled 36 trains per hour (tph) to be achieved in each direction on London Underground’s Victoria Line. A dramatic improvement to passenger comfort has resulted and much of the severe overcrowding has been eliminated. Similar predictions are made for other LU Lines and also the full Thameslink and Crossrail ...
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