Automated Metros - Articles and news items
Industry news • 4 January 2017 • Katie Sadler, Eurotransport
On 28 December 2016, MTR South Island Line (SIL) opened for passenger service providing an extended metro line to Hong Kong’s Southern District.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…