Topic : London Underground

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Bombardier wins contract to supply new propulsion tech to London Underground

Rail| August 29, 2017

Bombardier's retraction project is part of LU's larger Central Line Improvement Program, which will bring a number of passenger-focussed improvements and is expected to significantly reduce customer-affecting failures on the Central Line fleet.

Map to help people with claustrophobia, anxiety navigate London Tube

Rail| July 6, 2017

The new map shows customers routes they can take to avoid areas with large stretches of tunnels.

Rail| May 15, 2017

[Exclusive] After several months, is London Night Tube service working?

In many ways the results of this overnight Tube service is not remarkable to the casual visitor, or new resident in London. This is a large and busy city, and many people depend on public transport as the only logical means of travelling around.

Management & Operations| January 10, 2017

UK hit by rash of transportation labor strikes

The strikes began on Sunday, when workers with the London Underground staged a 24-hour strike by closing subway stations in the central parts of the capital.

Rail| August 10, 2016

[Video] Transport for London's Elizabeth line train time lapse

Time lapse showing an Elizabeth line train being build at Bombardier in Derby, England. The full-length trains will be able to accommodate 1,500 passengers. Published on Jul 29, 2016

Management & Operations| June 14, 2016

London rail, Twitter piloting live alerts for 'severe delays'

Pilot of new information service to provide live notifications of severe delays directly to customers' mobiles or computers to alert them more quickly. First time that Twitter has partnered with a transport authority to provide live travel information to customers using this innovative approach.

Rail| March 17, 2016

London Underground use of Alstom energy recovery system lauded

Hesop works by converting and transferring any unused power, generated by the trains during braking, to the medium voltage loop for re-use within the network.

Rail| December 23, 2015

Pranksters festoon London Underground with mistletoe

Commuters avoided making eye contact with fellow travellers after the yuletide decorations were hung up by a group in a bid to 'bring Christmas cheer to one of the most miserable places in the capital.'

Security and Safety | December 8, 2015

[Video] Wayfindr: Using smartphones to guide vision impaired people in subway

Wayfindr, a not-for-profit joint venture between ustwo and RLSB, will set the first standardized guidelines for using smartphones to guide vision impaired people in urban areas. The venture launches with major London Underground trial at Euston station and $1 million grant from Google.org to improve access for vision impaired people.

Security and Safety | December 8, 2015

Digital technology helps vision impaired navigate London subway

The Wayfindr uses beacon technology to guide vision impaired people through and around urban environments using their smartphones.

 

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