Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

New Trains for London Overground - The East London Line Project

12 March 2007

Transport for London is undertaking a major project to enhance and extend the East London Line, and provide it and the North London Railway with new trains. These will fall within the new 'London Overground' brand.

This lecture provides overview of the project and the design of the new Rolling Stock. It will describe the factors that defined the specification and selection of the new trains, showing the areas where an existing product platform has been adapted to meet the particular needs of a new metro system for London, and the engineering challenges that have arisen.

Meet the Speakers

Mike Stubbs is a Chartered Electrical Engineer who started his career with London Underground on railway signalling and has worked on systems and rolling stock in the UK and Hong Kong. In recent years Mike worked on the Jubilee Line extension and on the West Coast Route Modernisation where he was Chief Engineer. The last 4 years have been spent on the East London Line Project, where he has led the development of the engineering concept and solution through preliminary design into design and construction.

Richard Elliott has worked in the UK Railway Industry for twenty-five years, initially in British Rail and post-privatisation in ADtranz, Alstom and Siemens -where he was the Train Delivery Manager during the introduction of the 'Desiro' Electrical Multiple Unit fleets. Richard joined Transport for London in April 2006, to lead rolling stock engineering during the development and introduction of a new fleet of trains for London Overground.



: Mike Stubbs, Head of Engineering, East London Line Project and Richard Elliott, Principal Rolling Stock Engineer, East London Line Project

Duration: -