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Topic: Automatic-train-operation-ato

PKP Cargo uses drones, source: PKP Cargo

Drones become new rail workers

The usage of drone technology is upcoming in the railway industry. More and more railway companies use them in various areas. What roles could the unmanned aerial vehicles play in the rail sector of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SNCF autonomous train, source: SNCF

SNCF tests its first autonomous train

French railway company SNCF has performed the successful tests of the autonomous train. The vehicle ran a distance of four kilometres with the help of remote control. SNCF intends to develop its own prototypes of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
B07 train on Docklands Light Railway, source: Wikipedia

CAF supplies 43 driverless trains to London

Transport for London (TfL) has chosen a supplier for new rolling stock to be operated on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). Spanish company CAF will deliver 43 five-car driverless trains. The deal also includes technical...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Mitsubishi driverles train in Doha Metro, source: Mitsubishi Corporation

Doha Metro opened for preview service

Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) has launched Doha Metro one year ahead of schedule. The 13-station section of the Red Line was opened for a preview service in order to provide testings and receive the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Thales drones, source: Thales

Thales develops drones for autonomous trains

French technology group Thales is developing a concept of special drones for Automatic Train Operation (ATO). The air vehicles will be equipped with advanced optronics, infra-red sensors and other integrating leading technologies. The drones will...Read more
|1 comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Alstom Metropolis train for Montreal, source: Alstom

Alstom discloses train design for Greater Montreal

Alstom has unveiled the design of a Metropolis train developed for the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) automatic light-metro service in Greater Montreal. The combination of white, green and black colours allows a train to fuse with...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Swiss train control centre, source: SBB

‘ERTMS will constitute backbone of ATO’

“Rail has been the main land transport mode in the world for more than 100 years. This is not the case anymore,” considers Matthias Ruete, ERTMS coordinator of the European Commission. In order to turn...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko