Low-Floor TRAX Trains

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1212
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In Utah, USA trains have automatic ramps that extend from the door, facilitating independent travel. Has TfL investigated their use, both on London Underground and London Overground?

Answer

Answer for Low-Floor TRAX Trains

Answer for Low-Floor TRAX Trains

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL keeps up to date with research on metro system innovation and has been working with international metro rail organisations to benchmark best practice. The suitability of extended ramps has been investigated, but unfortunately constraints with TfL's current assets, such as inadequate space in existing train floors to accommodate an extension ramp, do not support this option.

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