The new system will provide faster, more frequent passenger services and this training brings these improvements a step closer. Over 60 technical officers and other signallers will each attend at least one of the bespoke courses at the Tube Lines Skills Training Centre in Stratford, a state-of-the-art training facility which includes a dedicated signalling school. Courses last between two and five weeks, depending on the specific area being covered.
The training covers:
- How to protect and maintain the new signalling equipment, including cables laid along the track, axle counters, control centre computers and computers located in stations along the whole line
- Possible faults which may occur and how to find and fix them
- Ensuring the signals open platform edge doors correctly when trains arrive in stations along the Jubilee Line Extension
- Operating the central control systems, which will run the whole line
The training courses will run until the autumn to ensure that all Jubilee line signalling experts have the qualifications they need to run the line when the upgrade is completed in December.