London's Tube Trains Might Need To Pump The Brakes
The London Underground might be too quick for its own good. Research shows trains are traveling too fast, which causes congestion at platforms.By Katie Link | September 24, 2015
A new study suggests the London Underground may need to slow down in order to speed up. Wait, what? (Video via Transport for London)
It turns out the trains of London's tube system travel about 8 miles per hour faster than they should, according to research spearheaded by a statistical physicist.
The underground trains currently travel at 21 miles per hour. Calculations reported in The Journal Royal Society Interface suggest this speed might cause congestion at the platforms, delaying the trains.