Autumn is coming: How TfL is waging war against leaves on railway tracks
Every year in London, huge volumes of wet leaves fall on rail tracks. Image: courtesy of Shenghung Lin / Flickr.
Wet leaves can cause a loss in adhesion between tracks and train wheels.
TfL is introducing two brand new rail adhesion trains (RAT) to the Piccadilly...
The RATs will dispense sandite, an adhesive material that has been used on...
Two specialised RATs will be deployed to cover the length of the Piccadilly...