‘Drone train’ completes first trial

Cameras fitted on the locomotive provided real-time images for the driver in the control centre, who accelerated and braked the train.

FRANCE: National operator SNCF has successfully tested a remotely-controlled train over a distance of 4 km in the Paris suburbs. Representing a key stage in SNCF’s programme to develop automated operations, the ‘drone train’ ran from Villeneuve-Saint-Georges to Juvisy and was driven from a control centre established at Vigneux-sur-Seine.

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