Topic: Automatic Train Operation (ATO)

Lastochka electric train

51 trains in Russia got computer vision

Russia-based manufacturer Ural Locomotives, a joint venture of Siemens Mobility and Sinara Group, has equipped 51 Lastochka electric trains with computer vision. This move is necessary for introducing the Automatic Train Operation (ATO) on the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Stadler GTW diesel train of Arriva Netherlands, source: Stadler Rail

First ATO trip with passengers in Netherlands

Arriva Netherlands is moving further in examining the Automatic Train Operation (ATO) technology. The company’s diesel-electric GTW train has performed the unmanned trip in the Groningen area with the passengers on board. It is the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

First autonomous tram tested in Poland

The first Polish autonomous tram has made its trial ride in the city of Kraków. It ran a distance of over 3.4 kilometres without a driver. The main goal of the experiment was to review...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Seven key trends of EU rail sector in 2019

In 2019 the European railways continued their way towards automatisation and digitalisation. These two main trends significantly defined the development of the EU rail sector. But they were not the only ones. This list could...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Dutch Railways tests ATO on Hanzelijn

Dutch Railways successfully tests ATO

Dutch national railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) has successfully performed overnight tests of Automatic Train Operation (ATO). The technology has been examined on the Hanzelijn between Lelystad and Zwolle. For the trial journeys, NS has...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Dutch Railways will perform ATO overnight tests

Dutch railway company Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) will test Automatic Train Operation (ATO) on the Hanzelijn between Lelystad and Zwolle. The operator will examine the unmanned driving at the nighttime between 10th and 11th December. Its...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Marseille Metro will be automated by 2026

Alstom will install equipment for the automated operation on both lines of Marseille Metro. The French technology company will also develop and supply 38 new rubber-tyred metro trains. They will run in semi-automatic mode with...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Intelligent Rail Summit 2019

Photo gallery of the Intelligent Rail Summit 2019

Last week the railway sector came together in Paris for the Intelligent Rail Summit 2019. They shared experiences and views on the topics Automatic Train Operation and the Digital Railway. Delegates attended several technical visits,...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel
Alstom presentation during Intelligent Rail Summit 2019

‘ATO needs more ambassadors’

To truly give Automatic Train Operation (ATO) a kick-start, industry, public authorities, trade unions, train drivers, rail operators and asset managers must all support it and actively participate in making it a reality, argues manufacturer...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard