This New Elevator System Will Be Installed In the London Underground

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jun 14, 2016
References: thyssenkrupp-elevator & gizmag
The London Underground, the world's oldest underground urban passenger train system and an integral part of the city's day-to--day life, is all set to be made more passenger-friendly with the introduction of a new elevator system that consists of elevators that will be capable of moving both sideways as well as up and down.

This new elevator system would eschew the typical cable-based system in favor of a magnetic drive setup wherein the cars can move horizontally as well as vertically by making use of special shafts that are fitted with rotating junctions.

This elevator system would make it easier for commuters to navigate between different sections of confusing subway stations, and will make it particularly easy for people to get from one platform to each other without having to take inefficient, roundabout routes.