The test marks the first time passengers have been on-board an ATO train in the Netherlands, which can accelerate and brake automatically.
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Further trials and experiments will follow in order to develop the automatic train pilot technology by testing various other real-life scenarios.
The Minnesota investments are part of CN’s 2019 record $2.9 billion capital investment focused on enabling growth from all commodity segments.
PTC is designed to automatically control train speeds and movements should an engineer not take suitable action in a given situation.
Union Pacific and freight and passenger railroads will continue working together to safely implement PTC on the remaining 4,000 required route miles.
The $940 million AutoHaul™ programme is focused on automating trains transporting iron ore to Rio Tinto’s port facilities in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
At InnoTrans 2018, SBB will be presenting its developments in rail traffic control and train monitoring systems as well as other innovations: From award-winning solutions for rail operations and automated train operations right through to a cutting-edge door-to-door mobility concept.
Harsco Rail’s versatile and efficient Xem 181 universal vehicles are the heart of maintenance trains and are primarily used as workshops, for transporting track personnel, and for carrying out inspection and maintenance of various infrastructure components thanks to the lifting devices fitted to each vehicle.
Autonomous train operation has developed further in Western Australia with Rio Tinto’s first successful delivery of iron ore using a driverless train…
Hamburg has welcomed digitalised rail operations and by the opening of the ITS World Congress in October 2021, four trains will be operating automatically…
The Crossrail project, delivered by Crossrail Limited and jointly sponsored by the Department for Transport and Transport for London, is expected to transform the network’s journeys throughout the capital city's centre...
Rio Tinto’s AutoHaul project has progressed further and once all trains are autonomous, it will be the world’s first heavy haul, long distance autonomous operation…
The success underlines the combined efforts of Network Rail, the supply chain and the train operators that have worked over the last five years on this project whilst demonstrating how an industry approach is the way to solve future railway capacity issues…
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