Thales wins LU signalling and train control system deal

Thales has clinched a £760 million contract to operate the signalling and train control system for 40% of London Underground.

The new system will be rolled out across the Circle, District, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines, boosting LU capacity. It follows delivery of the air-conditioned S-Stock trains on the same lines, with the last trains due for delivery next year.

Transport for London says the deal will sustain or create 1,100 jobs and 60 apprenticeships. Work is expected to begin later this year, and TfL says the main benefits will be delivered by 2022, at which point 32 trains per hour will run during peak time in Central London. There will also be frequency increases at other times, it said.

  • For more on this news story see RAIL 781 published on August 19 2015

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 03/08/2015 23:00

    Which means the Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and District lines with their new S-Stocks fully operating which could be operated automatically without a driver driving the train just like on the DLR which is driverless.

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