Manual driving on automatic tube lines

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Dear Transport for London,
Please would it be possible to know what the rules are regarding manual driving on the automated tube lines?

Yours faithfully,

Louis smith

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Smith

 

TfL Ref: FOI-1489-2223

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 21
September 2022.

 

We will aim to issue a response by 18 October 2022 in accordance with the
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Yours sincerely

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Smith

 

TfL Ref: FOI-1489-2223

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 21
September 2022, asking about rules for manual driving on London
Underground trains.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and our information access policy. 
I can confirm that we hold the information you require.

 

The rules for automatic and manual driving are covered by the Rule Book
which London Underground drivers are given during their training.

 

However, the rule books are exempt from disclosure under sections 24
(National Security) and 38 (Health and Safety) of the FOIA. The rules
books are internal documents designed to be used by operational staff in
the running of the London Underground. They contain sensitive information
about the operation of the network which could be of use for anyone
seeking to research or plan an attack or to cause disruption to the
network. More information on the use of these exemptions is explained
[1]here.

 

However, some information on how London Underground trains can be driven
manually if automatic train operation fails, is explained in this
published FOI response [2]here.

 

You may be interested to know the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB)
website publishes a series of Rule Book modules which are used by mainline
train drivers as part of their training. They can be viewed via the
following link on their website:
[3]https://www.rssb.co.uk/standards-catalog...
and
[4]https://www.rssb.co.uk/standards-and-the...

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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