The Anonymous Widower

An Automated Shuttle Train On The Brentford Branch Line

The Brentford Branch Line

There are various proposals to add a passenger service to the Brentford Branch Line.

The Brentford Branch Line has the following features.

  • It is 4 miles long.
  • It is a mixture of single and double-track.
  • It is not electrified.
  • There is a bay platform at Southall station, that could be used, as a Northern terminal.
  • Freight trains also use the line.

If the Greenford Branch can mix an automated shuttle and freight trains, then it would be very likely, that a similar approach would work on this branch.

The train (or tram-train) would have the following features.

  • It would be battery-powered.
  • It would be highly automated.
  • Charging would be carried-out in the bay platform at Southall station.

A service of at least two tph would be provided, that would link Brentford to Crossrail.

February 19, 2019 - Posted by | Transport | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] Brentford Branch Line […]

    Pingback by Automated Shuttle Trains With A Train Captain « The Anonymous Widower | February 19, 2019 | Reply


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.