Digital Railway Strategy

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th May 2018.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Secretary of State for Transport 12:00 am, 24th May 2018

I commend my right hon. Friend on his very good question. The transition to digital technology basically means that in future, rather than having a red-amber-green signal by the trackside, the signalling is done automatically from the cab of a train. Each train will know how far it is to the train in front. It is therefore possible to manage the network more efficiently, to run trains safely closer to each other and to deliver more capacity for passengers.