Tube Plan To Axe 1,500 Jobs And Close All But 30 Ticket Offices
"Recliner" wrote in message
Yes, that's pretty much what it says. I think the operator will still be
in charge of closing the doors, but won't normally sit in the cab (in
fact, future trains may not have a cab as such).
OTOH all the trains currently being introduced check the doors by using a
bank of CCTV monitors in the cab, with the pictures provided by fixed
cameras all the way down the platform. They aren't likely to replicate that
feature at a number of positions all the way down the train, so even with
full ATO, I expect the proposed DLR style 'door closer' is still going to
sit in the cab.
IIRC the DLR operators often use the front seat and observe the platform
mirrors when the platforms are at their most crowded anyway...