SPT unveils new generation of driverless subway train
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March 8 2016
This will allow the current three-car sets to be extended to four-cars whilst maintaining the same overall length, with open gangways between to further maximise available space and enable wheelchair access (from Govan and St Enoch Stations only) for the first time.
As part of the work signalling and control systems will also be given a complete overhaul to accommodate the new trains with ‘half height’ platform screen doors also on the way.
SPT Chair Jonathan Finlay said: “The new Rolling stock will provide the travelling public with a much improved journey experience and the system will be more flexible in terms of frequency and availability.”
Stadler Bussnang AG / Ansaldo STS Consortium has been awarded the contract to build the new vehicle, the latest component of a £200m modernisation programme which has already seen a number of stations on the network upgraded.
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