London to introduce larger capacity driverless tube

Plans are going ahead to create a new driverless tube system which will increase the underground system’s capacity considerably.  

The new fleet of trains will be able to increase the capacity of the Piccadilly Line by 60 per cent, the Waterloo & City Line by 50 per cent, the Central Line by 25 per cent and the Bakerloo Line by 25 per cent.

The new automated service will also feature and air-cooling system and be more energy efficient than the current trains used.

If the plans were to be accepted, there would be 250 new trains introduced to the underground network, providing a more reliable and frequent service for commuters and visitors to London.

This announcement, however, has met fierce criticisms from the Tube’s Unions who claim that the new system could increase the likelihood of accidents on the network, ft.com reports.

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, told bbc.co.uk that this development is vital to maintaining the world famous London Underground Network. It will also ensure the constant evolution of the capital and will keep the economy moving.

The London Mayor said: “Much like our Victorian forebears, we will make what was once thought impossible possible when 250 brand new, air-cooled, walk-through trains are introduced to the network.”