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Automated Metros - Articles and news items

Automated metros experience surge in global growth

Industry news  •  19 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

According to a new report published by the UITP (International Association of Public Transport), automated metros are experiencing exponential growth globally.

Riyadh Metropolis train: mock-up images and video unveiled

Industry news  •  14 June 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A full size mock-up of the new Riyadh Metropolis train has been unveiled by Alstom at a ceremony which also highlighted the completion of the Riyadh Metro Green line excavation works.

Final MOVIA metro train delivered for Singapore Downtown Line

Industry news  •  5 May 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore and Bombardier has celebrated delivery of the final MOVIA metro train for operation on the Singapore Downtown Line (DTL).

Automated people mover system begins operation at Munich Airport

Industry news  •  25 April 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

An automated people mover system has entered service at Munich Airport connecting Terminal 2, via an underground tunnel, to the airport’s new satellite terminal.

Automated Metro Trains – Can they work in London?

Transport Extra  •  18 February 2016  •  Graham Ellis

In his latest blog for Eurotransport, Graham Ellis examines the viability of introducing automated metro trains in London and discovers how the option is being realised in other European cities.

Barcelona’s extended driverless metro enters operation

Industry news  •  15 February 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Europe’s longest driverless metro began operation in Barcelona following the extension of the city’s Line 9 route.

Siemens awarded contract to supply CBTC for Paris commuter line

Industry news  •  11 February 2016  •  

French National Railways (SNCF) has awarded a contract to supply communication based train control (CBTC) system to Siemens for the RER E line extension.

RATP awards Paris Metro signalling contract for driverless operation

Industry news  •  7 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Siemens has received a €70 million order from RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) to equip Line 4 of the Paris Metro with signalling and operation control systems for automatic service.

Singapore’s Downtown Line Stage 2 opens to public

Industry news  •  4 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Singapore’s Downtown Line Stage 2 opened to the public on 27 December 2015 providing new driverless metro passenger services to the country’s North West region.

Automatic train operation to be installed on Line A of Paris RER

Industry news  •  11 June 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

An automatic train operation system will be developed and installed on Line A of the Paris RER network by Alstom Transport.

Driverless U-Bahn trains proposed for Vienna

Industry news  •  8 June 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Viennese transport operator Wiener Linien has revealed plans to introduce driverless U-Bahn trains on Line U5.

Automated Metros supplement

Issue 1 2015, Supplements  •  12 March 2015  •  Rory O’Neill, Edgar Sée, Peter Gurník

In our latest free-to-view Automated Metros supplement, Rory O’Neill looks at the future for the DLR, Edgar Sée provides details of the automation of Paris Metro Line 4, and Peter Gurník discusses new functionalities towards higher automation levels…

A driverless decision for Milan’s metro Line 5

Issue 4 2014  •  20 August 2014  •  Carlo Bianco, Operations Director for Automatic Metro Lines at ATM

The first two sections of Milan’s first fully-automated driverless metro line (Line 5) are now operational. Carlo Bianco – Operations Director for Automatic Metro Lines at ATM – explains the reasons behind going driverless, the technology operating the trains and safeguarding passengers, plus future line expansion details.

Automated Metros: Where is the driver?

Issue 3 2014  •  4 July 2014  •  Marc-André Klemenz and Florian Norrenbrock, DB International GmbH

Driver operated metro systems are still the dominant system around the world. However, operators are now more frequently operating fully or partially automated trains, especially for newly-built lines. Replacement of previous lines with new signalling, infrastructure and rolling stock is an increasing process for many metro systems. For Eurotransport, Marc-André Klemenz and Florian Norrenbrock from DB International GmbH cover the different operational aspects of automated metros…

Introduction: A driverless future?

Issue 1 2014  •  3 March 2014  •  Craig Waters, Editor, Eurotransport

Technology and innovation is constantly growing and improving everywhere and the urban city public transport industry is committed to keeping up with demands for change. From the growing use of mobile ticketing to the implementation of Wi-Fi on-board buses, technology is playing a huge part in giving passengers a more comfortable and enjoyable journey.

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