Toulouse Starts Driverless Rail

Toulouse Starts Driverless Rail
July 5, 2007 7:32 pm

The first ever automatic metro system – which operates without a driver – was launched last week in Toulouse, France.

Designed by Siemens Transportation Systems (TS), the €232m 15km underground line and terminal was installed to improve services already offered by Line 14, between Bibliotheqèue Francois Mitterrand in the south of France to borough 13.

The Line B driverless metro was designed to improve connections between the northern and southern sections of the city and downtown area.

The fully automated system – which includes automation technology and components, as well as audiovisual communications, all which integrate with the operations control system – allows flexible and fast adjustment of the number of trains in service to meet varying passenger loads.
Similar light rapid transit systems have been in use for years, particularly at European airports. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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