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Double decker trains on the way

18 Nov 2015

Double decker trains could be introduced on British railways in a bid to ease overcrowding at peak times.

Designers are said to be working on ways of developing a new design that would still be compatible with low bridges and tunnels, according to The Times.

The idea has been mooted several times in the UK but subjected to long delays due to the extensive work required, including raising bridges and building new tunnels.

The Rail Safety and Standards Board said the new concepts could be introduced on the country’s busiest lines between 2020 and 2022.