On April 26, after long delays (Construction on the line began in December 2005 and was completed in June 2010), the new light rail line opened its doors, with the launch of full commercial services today, Monday, April 29. Read more →
The first opening section of line C, 15 out of 30 stations and 12.1 out of 25.5 km, is close to reaching the “System Demonstration” phase, a trial running from the builder aimed to show the reaching of contractual RAMS parameters before the delivery to the Operator, which has been selected in ATAC S.p.A. as for the other metro lines in the city.
The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) today launched the website of the Observatory of Automated Metros. The aim of the website is to disseminate information on driverless lines.
Metro operation without drivers or staff on board, referred to as unattended train operation (UTO), has become a widespread and accepted solution. Today, over 40 lines around the world are automated and, if current trends prevail, the number of automated lines worldwide will be multiplied by five by 2025. Read more →
Thales Canada has been awarded a C$1.4 contract by Partnerships B.C. to install SelTrac® CBTC on the new SkyTrain Evergreen Light Rapid Transit Line, the fourth automated metro line in Vancouver. The Translink owned project began construction in summer of 2012 and will finish by the summer of 2016.