All Automation articles – Page 4

  • 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).
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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 ...

  • 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 ...