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Newcourt Station

Newcourt station is a new station on the Avocet Line that was opened in June 2015.

It is one of the simplest new stations I have seen.

  • A single platform about to take four-car trains.
  • A shelter for passengers.
  • Ticket machine.
  • Information display.

What surprised me was that the only parking is four disabled spaces.

As the station serves newly-built housing, I suspect that research has shown that most passengers will walk to the station.

It was certainly busy, when I passed through.

Handling The Next Generation Of Trains

The most modern train on order is the Aventra, which has been ordered by Crossrail, London Overground and Greater Anglia.

The smaller versions of these trains have the following characteristics.

  • Four or five cars.
  • Step-free platform-train access, if the platform is the right height.
  • Wide doors and lobbies for quick loading and unloading.
  • fast acceleration and powerful brakes.
  • Walk-through
  • Selective door opening.

I would expect trains from other manufacturers will have similar characteristics.

The platform at Newcourt station is 124 metres long, which should take most trains, but because of the selective door opening and the walk-through capability, passengers will not be too inconvenienced.

On the Avocet Line there are two trains per hour (tph), so Newcourt station should be able to handle the required four tph or one train in every fifteen minutes.

To help the driver more and more systems will appear that flag the precise speed and acceleration, so that a timetable is precisely kept.


April 5, 2017 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,

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