Selective Train Door Opening (2)

MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you agree that, where possible, there should be selective door opening on trains across London? There are some services where trains could be longer, but there would be a need to extend platforms, which might not always be possible.


Answer for Selective Train Door Opening (2)

Answer for Selective Train Door Opening (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are some National Rail lines where longer trains cannot operate, despite most stations having platforms that are long enough, because a small number of stations have shorter platforms and trains are not equipped for selective door opening. In situations where extending the remaining platforms would be prohibitively expensive, Transport for London would support the introduction of trains with selective door opening.