Regenerative Braking on the East London Line Extension

Meeting: 
MQT on 2006-06-21
Session date: 
June 21, 2006
Reference: 
2006/1304
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will the trains on the newly constructed East London Line Extension use regenerative braking? Is this a requirement for the purchase of the new rolling stock?

Answer

Answer for Regenerative Braking on the East London Line Extension

Answer for Regenerative Braking on the East London Line Extension

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A requirement for the purchase of new trains is that they be capable of regenerative braking. The ELL core route between Dalston Junction and New Cross Gate, and the ELL Phase 2 extensions are intended to be constructed to be receptive to the energy regenerated by the trains as they currently do not have this facility