How Does A Train Know How Full Carriages Are?

30 April 2019, 16:17 | Updated: 30 April 2019, 16:23

How does a Thameslink train know carriages are full?
How does a Thameslink train know carriages are full? Picture: PA

Question: How does a Thameslink train know how full the carriages are?

Name: Lee, Banstead.

Qualification: Train driver.

Answer: The carriages have sensors on them and they know how much they weigh when they’re empty. They also know the average weight of a person. This means that as people get on and off they know how full they are.

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