Recycled energy on Tube trains (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3837
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following the successful trial on the Victoria line of collecting waste energy from Tube train brakes, will the new technology be rolled out permanently on the Victoria line? Are you looking to extend this technology to other London Underground lines?

Answer

Answer for Recycled energy on Tube trains (1)

Answer for Recycled energy on Tube trains (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is currently developing and implementing a number of technical solutions to strategically improve its overall traction energy efficiency.

The installation of this technology - which is only beneficial when combined with modern rolling-stock which has regenerative braking capability - on the Victoria line is permanent.

TfL is looking into extend this technology to other London Underground lines where it adds the greatest value, primarily via the World Classand New Tube for London upgrade programmes. However this expansion is subject to funding.