Boris demands TfL agree to Driverless Trains Jul 9, 2020 11:38:45 GMT Chris M and Red Dragon like this
Post by class411 on Jul 9, 2020 11:38:45 GMT
Quick, here, being a relative term. Just because a train can drive itself from one station to another on a point to point system, doesn't mean that you can simply remove the drivers and let it get on with it.
There would need to be robust and comprehensive systems in place for any and all exception conditions and emergencies:
Signalling system fails?
Of course, if you are talking about a 'driver-less' train that has a member of staff who can drive the train, but who sits outside the driving cab during the journey, that may be different matter, but, then again, that's only a driver-less train to someone very gullible.
Where was Aslef when the guards (Mainly NUR (RMT)) were being got rid of.
I'm completely at a loss as to what that has to do with the matter at hand.
All four points you query have been cleared. The DLR is an example Londoners and tourists have used since it's inception in ever increasing numbers with tunnel sections unmanned stations.
There were five points.
You are presumably ignoring "The working systems have been specified, the work tendered, contracts signed, final designs approved, hardware and software manufactured and everything implemented."
Don't forget that this has to happen for each line.
And just because a small, lightweight, system that was built from the ground up to operate semi-automatically (i.e. still has to have a member of staff who can drive the train present before it is allowed to operate), has been accomplished, it in no way means that the technologies, systems, permissions and equipment can be magically transferred to a system as large, complex, and just plain different, as the London Underground.