IET London Area meeting – A New Tube for London
The Institution of Engineering and Technology is organising an IET London Area meeting. The topic will be “A New Tube for London”
The IET writes:
London’s Tube network now carries over a billion passengers a year – and demand keeps growing. Much of the infrastructure is very old, some dating back to the 1860s, so a major upgrade to increase capacity is essential. Transport For London has already upgraded the Jubilee and Victoria lines and significant progress is being made on the Northern line and also with the delivery of new trains, tracks and signals for the Sub-Surface railway – the Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City, District and Circle lines. Upgrades on the remaining ‘deep tube’ lines – the Bakerloo, Central, Piccadilly and Waterloo & City – lie ahead. The talk will discuss the feasibility stage of this project, and give an insight into the challenges posed by bringing world-class engineering and new technology to an infrastructure introduced in the 19th Century.
Speaker: Andy Guest, London Underground’s Chief Programme Engineer for the Deep Tube Programme
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 4th at 7 for 7:30pm
Venue: The Adelaide pub, Park Road, Teddington, TW11 0AU