All Automation articles – Page 2

  • ‘A semi-autonomous train’ has run ‘under real operating conditions’ on the 16 km Longwy – Longuyon line in eastern France
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    Automated locomotive completes first trip

    2020-12-16T12:08:00Z

    FRANCE: ‘A semi-autonomous train’ has run ‘under real operating conditions’ on the 16 km Longwy – Longuyon line in eastern France, national operator SNCF announced on December 16.

  • The Bengaluru network, branded as Namma Metro, is being developed in stages.
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    Bengaluru metro orders CBTC for GoA4 driverless operation

    2020-12-10T16:28:00Z

    INDIA: Bengaluru metro agency Bangalore Metro Rail Corp has awarded Siemens Mobility and Siemens Ltd India a Rs2·48bn contract to supply communications-based train control to support unattended operation on the future Yellow Line. Siemens Mobility said this would be the first CBTC project in India to ...

  • Siemens Mobility is currently undertaking a pilot project for highly automated driving on the Hamburg S-Bahn
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    Automated main line train operation requirements to be studied

    2020-11-24T14:23:00Z

    GERMANY: Federal railway research body DZSF is providing €1·7m to fund two projects to define requirements for authorising the automated operation of regional and main line passenger services. The studies will consider Grade of Automation 3 (automated operation with an onboard attendant able to intervene in an ...

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    KRRI tests 5G-based autonomous train control

    2020-10-08T09:56:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Korea Railroad Research Institute has announced the successful testing of 5G-based autonomous train control technology at its dedicated test track in Osong. In January this year KRRI signed a technical co-operation agreement with SK Telecom to work on what it described as the world’s first ...

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    Automated bus specification completed

    2020-09-25T05:00:00Z

    USA: A performance specification has been developed by the Automated Bus Consortium, which was formed to bring together transport agencies to facilitate collaborative decision-making, undertake collective pilot projects in various live service environments and combine their purchasing power. The specification combines the American Public Transportation Association’s white ...

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    Automated train operation tested in Moscow

    2020-09-14T10:58:00Z

    RUSSIA: Automatic operation could be introduced on the 54 km Moscow Central Ring line next year, Russian Railways CEO Oleg Belozerov said following tests with an Lastochka electric multiple-unit. Trains would run under Grade of Automation 2, with a driver in the cab to monitor operations. Trials ...

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    Autonomous shunting to be tested

    2020-07-16T07:01:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Alstom, Lineas and ProRail have announced their intention to trial unattended autonomous shunting from early next year. The partners believe that this will be the first trial in Europe to use Grade of Automation 4 for shunting in freight yards. GoA4 is the highest level ...

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    Automatic operation of regional passenger trains to be tested

    2020-05-27T11:03:00Z

    GERMANY: The automatic operation of regional trains in passenger service is to be tested in a ‘regulatory sandbox’ in Niedersachsen, the project partners announced on May 27. Due to launch in 2021, the project brings together Alstom, aerospace research centre DLR, the Technical University of Berlin, train ...

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    Tram automation software contract awarded in Shanghai

    2020-04-22T06:03:00Z

    CHINA: A contract has been awarded for the development of a control system which is intended to pave the way for trials of autonomous tram operation in Shanghai. A consortium of the Shanghai Fuxin Intelligent Transportation Solutions Corp subsidiary of China Railway Electrification Bureau Group and ...

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    ATO tested on JR West’s Osaka Loop Line

    2020-02-25T10:08:00Z

    JAPAN: West Japan Railway has successfully tested automated train operation on a section of the Osaka Loop Line, as a precursor to introducing ATO on its busiest routes in the Osaka region.

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    Dublin automated metro operations consultant appointed

    2020-02-25T06:00:00Z

    IRELAND: SNC-Lavalin has been selected to act as Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s operations adviser for the MetroLink project to build an automated metro line running north–south across Dublin. The contract scope includes the development of an operational vision and strategy, reviewing and critiquing the design of the rolling ...

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    Signalling supplier reopens upgraded branch line

    2019-12-23T12:57:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Regular passenger services returned to the so-called Plum Railway in the Ústí nad Labem region with effect from the December 15 timetable change, after signalling company AŽD Praha reached agreement with the local government to restore services on the Litoměřice horní nádraží – Most line U10.

  • NS carried out its first trials of automatic train operation
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    NS tests automatic train operation

    2019-12-12T08:32:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: National operator NS carried out its first trials of automatic train operation on the night of December 10-11, when a CAF Sprinter New Generation electric multiple-unit ran under computer control on the Hanze Line. The experiment took place under Grade of Automation 2, with a member ...

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    Alstom wins contract to automate Marseille metro

    2019-11-27T09:58:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom is to supply trains and signalling for the conversion of the Marseille metro to fully driverless operation, the manufacturer announced on November 26. The €430m contract, financed by local authority Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence, will see both lines of the city’s rubber-tyred metro move to driverless operation ...

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    Sydney metro second phase E&M contract awarded

    2019-11-22T11:37:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Sydney Metro has exercised an option on the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium’s Operations, Trains & Systems concession to cover the line’s second phase. In 2014 the consortium of MTR Corp, John Holland, CPB Contractors, UGL Rail and Plenary Group was awarded a PPP concession covering the ...

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    Australia: Automated operation is paying off

    2019-11-19T08:30:00Z

    Building on earlier technical enhancements, the roll-out of driverless operation under the AutoHaul project is already starting to deliver capacity and efficiency benefits that have more than justified a decade of development, Rio Tinto’s Shaun Robertson tells Chris Jackson. 

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    China poised to open 350 km/h automated railway

    2019-11-15T08:15:00Z

    Source: Wikimedia Commons/N509FZ A fleet of CR400BF high speed trains from the Fuxing family will be used in automated opeartion on the Beijing - Zhangjiakou line. CHINA: Automated operations are due to start before the end of this year on the 174 km high speed line linking ...

  • Ioki and Regionalbus Ostbayern have launched a driverless shuttle service to Bad Birnbach station.
    Metro Report International

    DB launches driverless shuttle to station

    2019-10-11T09:16:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary Ioki and its local bus operator Regionalbus Ostbayern have launched a driverless shuttle service using public roads to provide ‘last mile’ transport between the centre of Bad Birnbach and the town’s station. The service on the 2 ...

  • Four-car CAF Sprinter electric multiple-unit for NS (Photo: Kars Cleveringa).
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    NS to test automatic train operation

    2019-10-09T11:23:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: National passenger operator NS is to test attended automatic operation on the 50 km Hanze Line between Lelystad and Zwolle by the end of this year. The tests are to be undertaken by NS in partnership with infrastructure manager ProRail and the Ministry of Infrastructure & ...

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    Automated tram depot project launched in Potsdam

    2019-10-08T14:28:00Z

    GERMANY: Research into the development of a fully-automated tram depot is to be undertaken in Potsdam by a consortium led by Siemens Mobility. The three-year AStriD (Autonomous Tram in Depot) project is being funded by the federal Ministry for Transport & Digital Infrastructure’s mFUND research initiative. It ...