The ATP would have cost nearly six times what the new system will cost and TPWS
was not available then."
The union was upset at the section of the report referring to the Train Protection and Warning System (TPWS
) which is being fitted to all trains.
The rail industry believes TPWS
, which is cheaper and simpler to fit, will improve train safety in the years until ERTMS can be introduced.
The first train is now being upgraded and it is expected that all Thames Trains will have TPWS
by next October.
"Four projects of TPWS
covering 828 route-kms for improving safety and preventing collision accidents will be implemented during the year.
He said more than 360 driver cabs were fitted with TPWS
at the rate of around 50 each month, at the company's two train care depots - at Heaton, in Newcastle and Neville Hill, in Leeds.
And the only way to address that is ATP or TPWS
. WHICH would you install?
will be fitted to all trains and at key junctions and other danger points.
Some of the safety measures include the implementation of Anti-Collision Device (ACD) and Train Protection Warning System (TPWS
) in certain congested routes.
Ian Burnett QC said that the number of trains passing red signals - the cause of both crashes - was now 'intolerable' and that installation of the Train Protection Warning Systems (TPWS
) should be allowed to continue.
Instead a cheaper system, the Train Protection Warning System (TPWS
), got the go-ahead
Virgin will then operate TPWS
, which stands for Train Protection Warning System.