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The London Underground rides into the Future

The Future TubeMultinational engineering company Siemens have teamed up with the London Transport Museum and outdoor media specialists CBS Outdoor UK to offer the city a glimpse into the future.

A free, 3-month exhibition entitled “Going Underground: Our Journey to the Future” has been implemented in The Crystal at London Victoria Docks, scheduled to open on the 8th October in order to give Londoners a taste of what they can expect from the Underground network in years to come.

A futuristic, full-scale concept model of the Siemens Inspiro tube train will form the heart of the display, suggesting that the London Underground will eventually be driverless and 30% more energy efficient. There will also be wider door openings and additional space for the city’s endless stream of commuters.

Going Underground will also contain various interactive displays, largely focusing on improving journey efficiency and navigation – such as developments in electronic ticketing, passenger information and station management. A mobile app is also on hand for free download, enhancing the visitor experience with guidance and additional content.

MD at Siemens Rail Systems UK, Steve Scrimshaw, said:

“Our exhibition highlights some of the innovations that can be considered by cities to help their metro systems tackle these issues and help passengers benefit from an improved travel experience. We wanted people to have a really personal experience, sitting in the seats of a brand new, futuristic train and interacting with the exhibits on display in a way that not only informs but excites at the same time.”