UK: London Undeground has awarded Leeds company Pickersgill-Kaye a £0·5m contract to supply 1 400 emergency alarm pull handle units for the trainsets used on the Bakerloo Line.

This follows orders to supply similar equipment for the Central, Jubilee and Northern lines.

The electromechanical assemblies designed to be installed in the saloon wall panels comprise a red handle which when pulled actuates a three-pole electrical switch, sending a signal back to the driver. If the driver does not respond in a set time the train will automatically be brought to a stand.