- 26 Feb 2019
A new letter from Mark Wild to the London Assembly Transport committee has been published on the TfL web site today. It has some news on the software testing in the COS and vague plans for the upgrade to 9 car trains.
and...The PD+11 signalling software configuration is now being used in the Central Operating Section, paving the way for the next waves of signalling testing. PD+11 is now safety approved for testing all areas of the railway including using single train, multi-train and close-headway, as well as with multiple trains running across the transition boundaries.
There are also four ‘point releases’ of software updates planned for PD+11, providing the opportunity to bring forward any necessary bug fixes to enter Trial Running on the best footing.
Despite a request from the Acting chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee and an assurance from Tony Meggs there is still no sign of the publication of the recent reports from Jacobs, the Crossrail Project Representative. The Jacobs reports tend to be more informative and the most recent covers up to mid October. A lot has happened since then.TfL Rail stopping services between Reading and Paddington commenced in December last year using the new Elizabeth line class 345 trains. The service is currently operating with 7-car trains and will be extended to 9-car trains later this year.