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Screen if you want to go faster (part two)

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Part one

As mentioned by Felix Schmid, platform screens could form part of the attempt to run 18 trains per hour on the HS2 trunk. Recently, more emphasis has been placed on ‘integrating’ HS2 with the classic network, so delays on the latter would be a key issue.

Installation of platform screens would have some interesting implications for platform utilisation at stations on the classic network, and for HS2 rolling stock. The Technical Standards for Interoperability appear not to address the issue of door spacing, so platform screening would presumably need to be able to accommodate trains with different door distributions. The problem could be mitigated by dictating identical carbody lengths and door arrangements in all captive and classic compatible HS2 trains, at a cost.

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Written by beleben

November 19, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Posted in High speed rail, HS2

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  1. I can’t recall any suggestion that platform edge doors would be fitted on the classic network – due to the need for accurate stopping they’d require automatic train operation, which will only be fitted to HS2.

    Chris

    December 1, 2013 at 3:27 am

    • I can’t recall any suggestion that platform edge doors would be fitted on the classic network – due to the need for accurate stopping they’d require automatic train operation, which will only be fitted to HS2.

      I’m asking the question, how is Y network punctuality maintained with trains entering from the legacy network. To control dwell times, it’s quite likely that platform screens at legacy stations are on the cards.

      beleben

      December 1, 2013 at 12:19 pm


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