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The New Tubes For London
Transport for London have released the first pictures of the new "driverless" trains for the Tube. The new trains will be fully automated, have air-conditioning and provide a faster, more frequent service for commuters.
1. This is what the future of the Tube looks like
The trains will be fully automated, with no driver needed, so TfL claim they will be faster and more frequent.
2. New tubes launched in 2020
The new tubes, which will be in service from 2020, will finally be air-cooled and have no carriage ends, freeing up more space for additional passengers.
3. The new cooler, roomier tube trains
The New Tube will be introduced first on the Piccadilly line, followed by the Bakerloo, Central and Waterloo & City lines.
4. More stylish...
Boris Johnson said: “These innovative, eye-catching and sleek new trains will be vital for the continued modernisation of London Underground. From Greenford to Gants Hill, from Alperton to Arnos Grove, they will ferry millions of people across our city, more comfortably, reliably and stylishly than ever before."
5. But the RMT don't like them
"RMT is deeply concerned that the design of these new trains appears to allow for driverless operation. RMT has made it clear repeatedly that any moves towards the lethal and cash driven nonsense of removing drivers on London Underground would be resisted through the most robust industrial and political campaign of opposition."