Train Protection Systems

Transport, Local Government and the Regions written question – answered on 25th January 2002.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour/Co-operative, Stroud

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what percentage of trains using Paddington station have (a) ATP and (b) TPWS in place.

Photo of Mr David Jamieson Mr David Jamieson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

Train protection systems are operational on all train services using Paddington station. First Great Western and Heathrow Express services are fitted with Automatic Train Protection (ATP) and Virgin Cross Country and Thames Trains services are fitted with the Train Protection and Warning Systems (TPWS).

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