Published on : Friday, September 22, 2017
Inter-city trains between New York and Manchester might be the first in Britain that would be completely digitally controlled, as per the recent announcement of Chris Grayling who is the Transport Secretary.
Mr. Grayling has allocated £450 million funds for railway development that was announced in the Autumn Statement last year.
Some upgrades to the Transpennine route have already been planned as a part of the Great North Rail Project that would be cutting down the journey times between Leeds and Manchester. The idea of digital signaling is utilized on sections of the London Underground permitting trains to run closer together.
Mr. Grayling aims that the he wishes to place passengers in the greatest convenience wherein they would be capable of implementing the smartest technology to disrupt their lives, in the least possible way.
The Transport Secretary has sparked anger in the month of July by supporting a new £30 billion Crossrail 2 scheme in London and the South East days after a series of rail electrification projects in the Midlands, Wales and the North were axed or downgraded.
But Mr. Grayling is likely to state that he supports electrification since it really benefits passengers to a great extent.
Andy Burnham who is the Mayor of Greater Manchester said in August that people in northern England were exhausted of ‘clapped-out trains’. But a large amount of money were poured into railway projects in the south.