Driver Mark Webb in front of one of the first trains to run in passenger service digital in-cab signalling on the platform in front of the train

London commuters are the first to benefit from hi-tech signalling in East Coast Digital Project

Driver Mark Webb in front of one of the first trains to run in passenger service digital in-cab signalling promising passengers a more reliable, greener service East Coast Digital Programme

A milestone has been reached in the deployment of the East Coast Digital Programme (ECDP). The first passenger trains controlled by digital in-cab signalling known as the European Train Control System (ETCS) have entered service on theĀ Great Northern Line in the suburbs of London. The hipsters of Hoxton and the bankers of the City are among the first to benefit from the shape of signalling to come.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is UK correspondent for RailTech.com and Railfreight.com

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