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Automatic Train Operation

Witness the test running of the computerised Victoria line control system, first of its kind in the world.

Industry sponsored film 1962 8 mins

From the collection of:

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Though it is taken it for granted today, London Transport and their partners were at the pinnacle of railway technology in the 1960s. This film explains the testing of the new system on the Hainault Loop, a little-used section of the Central line in Essex. Experience the journey through Redbridge and Essex from a London Underground driver's point of view!

This film is from the collection of London Transport Museum, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.