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Signalling system goes live on the Northern Line

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The Northern Line’s new signalling system is now live on the West Finchley and High Barnet section.

When switched on across the whole line in 2014, the signalling system will allow trains to run faster and closer together.

Upgrading the signalling system will deliver a capacity increase of 20 per cent – enough to carry an extra 11,000 passengers per hour.

David Waboso, London Underground’s capital programmes director, said: “We are making good progress with the upgrade of the Northern line – London’s busiest line.

“The use of the new signalling system on this first section of the line provides a good foundation for the rest of the roll out.

“Once the Northern line upgrade is completed customers will have faster, more frequent and more reliable services. The upgrade will mean we can carry an extra 11,000 passengers per hour which is equivalent to a fifth more passengers. Journey times will also be reduced by 18 per cent.”

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