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    Metro Report International

    Tram automation software contract awarded in Shanghai


    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


    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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    Metro Report International

    Dublin automated metro operations consultant appointed


    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


    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.

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    NS tests automatic train operation


    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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    Metro Report International

    Alstom wins contract to automate Marseille metro


    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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    Metro Report International

    Sydney metro second phase E&M contract awarded


    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


    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


    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 ...

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    Metro Report International

    DB launches driverless shuttle to station


    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 ...

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    NS to test automatic train operation


    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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    Metro Report International

    Automated tram depot project launched in Potsdam


    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 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Driverless metro to Gimpo airport inaugurated


    SOUTH KOREA: The Gimpo Gold Line in northwestern Seoul opened on September 28. The 23·7 km driverless metro line runs north-south from the Yangchon district to Gimpo International Airport. There are 10 stations, including an interchange at the airport with metro lines 5 and 9, as ...

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    ​Automated freight loco poised to start trials


    FRANCE: A four-axle Prima freight locomotive has been delivered to Alstom’s Belfort manufacturing site to be modified for testing as part of SNCF’s Train Autonome research programme.

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    Metro Report International

    ​Shanghai driverless metro train unveiled


    CHINA: The first of 49 driverless trains to operate on Shanghai metro Line 14 was officially rolled out by CRRC Nanjing Puzhen on September 3. The eight-car Type A trainsets are equipped with Bombardier’s Mitrac propulsion and control systems, being supplied by the Bombardier NUG Propulsion ...

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    Automated train operation demonstrated


    RUSSIA: ‘This is truly a step into the future’, said Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov when automated operation of an electric multiple-unit was demonstrated at the Pro//Motion.Expo trade fair at the Shcherbinka test centre near Moscow on August 28. ‘It was made by Russian engineers, in our ...

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    Metro Report International

    Driverless train delivered for Milano’s Linate Airport metro line


    ITALY: Hitachi Rail Italy has delivered the first driverless trainset for the future metro Line M4 in Milano to the site of Linate Airport station. HRI is supplying 47 four-car trainsets from its Reggio Calabria factory. The 50 m long sets have capacity for 600 passengers. They will ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bringing driverless technology to Wien

    Work has started on the first driverless metro line in Wien, and investments are being made in other modes as well.

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    Metro Report International

    EasyMile driverless shuttle upgraded for unattended operation


    EASYMILE: Toulouse-based EasyMile unveiled an upgraded version of its EZ10 driverless electric shuttle at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019. As well as a redesigned sensor providing a wider field of vision, the vehicle has a new safety architecture that enables operation without an on-board attendant, according to ...

  • Stadler is supplying 17 four-car driverless trainsets to operate the Glasgow Subway.
    Metro Report International

    First driverless Glasgow Subway train delivered


    UK: The first of 17 driverless metro trainsets that Stadler is supplying for the Glasgow Subway has arrived in the city ahead of the start of on-site testing. Two more are due to be delivered by the end of the summer. In March 2016 Strathclyde Partnership for Transport approved ...