All Automation articles – Page 3

  • kr-Gimpo Gold Line trains
    Metro Report International

    Driverless metro to Gimpo airport inaugurated

    2019-09-30T09:26:00Z

    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

    2019-09-09T10:52:00Z

    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

    2019-09-04T11:37:00Z

    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

    2019-08-28T14:50:00Z

    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 ...

  • Hitachi Rail Italy is supplying 47 four-car driverless trainsets to operate on Milano metro Line M4.
    Metro Report International

    Driverless train delivered for Milano’s Linate Airport metro line

    2019-07-22T11:15:36Z

    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 ...

  • Wien 18-c
    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.

  • Photo: Benjámin Zelki
    Metro Report International

    EasyMile driverless shuttle upgraded for unattended operation

    2019-06-10T10:57:26Z

    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

    2019-05-07T10:57:28Z

    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 ...

  • Alstom has been awarded a €100m firm contract to supply Île-de-France Mobilités and Société du Grand Paris with a further 23 trainsets for the Grand Paris driverless metro project.
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    Paris driverless metro train contract awarded

    2019-03-29T17:33:04Z

    FRANCE: Alstom has been awarded a €100m firm contract to supply Île-de-France Mobilités and Société du Grand Paris with a further 23 trainsets for the Grand Paris driverless metro project. The order announced on March 29 covers 23 three-car trainsets for use on the future lines 16 and 17. It ...

  • Alstom is to supply CBTC signalling for three Mumbai metro lines.
    Metro Report International

    Alstom to signal three driverless Mumbai metro lines

    2019-03-28T11:36:57Z

    INDIA: Project promoter Delhi Metro Rail Corp has awarded Alstom a contract to supply signalling and telecoms for Mumbai metro lines 2A, 2B and 7. Alstom will supply its Urbalis 400 CBTC equipment to support driverless operation. This will include both wayside and onboard equipment for the 63 six-car ...

  • A modified GTW DMU successfully completed a first run under ATO on the evening of March 15.
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    ProRail and Arriva launch automation trials

    2019-03-21T09:44:32Z

    NETHERLANDS: ProRail, Arriva and Stadler have started a week-long trial of automatic train operation on the Groningen – Zuidhorn line in the north of the country, with a modified GTW DMU successfully undertaking a first run on the evening of March 15. Operating in Grade of Automation 2, with a ...

  • PK Transportnye Systemy is working with Cognitive Technologies to develop a prototype autonomous tram.
    Metro Report International

    Autonomous tram under development in Russia

    2019-02-13T08:29:46Z

    RUSSIA: Tram builder PK Transportnye Systemy is working with Cognitive Technologies to develop a prototype autonomous tram. A Vityaz-M vehicle is being fitted with 10 to 20 video cameras and up to 10 radar sensors, in addition to Cognitive’s Low Level Data Fusion technology, which processes the raw data. ...

  • The driverless trainsets will be used on the New Airport Line in Beijing.
    Metro Report International

    Driverless 160 km/h metro train on test

    2019-02-01T16:07:20Z

    CHINA: Rolling stock to be used on the New Airport Line in Beijing has commenced testing. The 160 km/h Type D trainset is reported to be the fastest metro train in China. CRRC Qingdao Sifang is supplying a fleet of 12 driverless trainsets to operate on the line that ...

  • Santiago metro Line 3 was inaugurated on January 22.
    Metro Report International

    Santiago opens second driverless metro line

    2019-01-23T15:54:04Z

    CHILE: President Sebastián Piñera officially opened the second driverless line of the Santiago metro with a ceremony at Los Libertadores station on January 22. Line 3 links Los Libertadores with Fernando Castillo Velasco on a 21·7 km underground alignment with 18 stations. The end-to-end journey time is 30 min ...

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    Metro Report International

    Wuhan extends driverless metro line

    2019-01-04T11:00:00Z

    CHINA: A southern extension of Wuhan’s driverless metro Line 7 opened to passengers on December 28. The 16·6 km underground extension from Yezhihu to Qinglongshan Ditiexiaozhen adds seven stations. CRRC Zhuzhou has supplied 15 six-car trainsets for the extension. These augment the 40 trainsets supplied by CRRC Changchun for ...

  • JR East began testing driverless operation on the Yamanote Line in the early hours of December 30 (Photo: Akihiro Nakamura).
    Metro Report International

    East Japan Railway tests driverless operation

    2019-01-03T08:00:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway is testing automatic train operation on the Yamanote Line in Tokyo, with a view to assessing the feasibility of converting routes to driverless operation. The 34·5 km circular route was selected for testing because it does not share tracks with other lines. JR East envisages that ...

  • JR East began testing driverless operation on the Yamanote Line in the early hours of December 30 (Photo: Akihiro Nakamura).
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    East Japan Railway tests driverless operation

    2019-01-03T08:00:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway is testing automatic train operation on the Yamanote Line in Tokyo, with a view to assessing the feasibility of converting routes to driverless operation. The 34·5 km circular route was selected for testing because it does not share tracks with other lines. JR East envisages that ...