East London Line trains could get juiced to 24tph

The most recent minutes from TfL's Programmes and Investment Committee notes that they are exploring the possibility of using new digital control systems to amp-up the East London Line service and deliver 24 trains per hour, rather than the current peak of 16.

Digital signalling effectively means that computers drive the trains and can do so more efficiently than humans, squeezing more trains on to the same track. Southern train services might also be increased.

Bring on the rise of the robots.

Thanks to Monkeyboy for the heads-up.


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