All change for rail signalling?
Rail signalling’s set for a reform, meaning train travel could become quicker, safer and cheaper. Read on for more and don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap tickets…
Britain’s track-sides could be in for a bit of a makeover as Network Rail is said to be looking to replace railway signal boxes with an automated traffic management system over the next 25 years.
According to The Railway Gazette, Network Rail is planning to replace 800 mechanical signal boxes and spend £1.1 billion on 14 regional operating centres which will be responsible for signalling and rail interlocking.
The company already has eight centres built and another six underway, meaning the roll out could happen quickly if approved by the Office of Rail Regulation in September.
Network Rail said 80 per cent of its network could be controlled by an automated traffic system, saving the firm £250 million a year which could be invested in improving services.
The move could further improve rail safety, cut service delays and see even more money invested in improving Britain’s train network, making taking the train even more appealing to commuters and leisure travellers.This entry was posted in News and tagged cheap train tickets, destination guides, journey planner, redspottedhanky.com. Bookmark the permalink.