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Budapest Line M4 gets approval for driverless operations 12/01/2016

One of line M4's 15 Alstom Metropolis trainsets

One of line M4’s 15 Alstom Metropolis trainsets

The Hungarian National Transport Authority has given the green light for driverless operations on Metro Line 4. This was announced by its President, Gyula Győri, and by Budapest Mayor, István Tarlós, on 6 January.

Drivelerless operations have started on the line.

Line 4 started passenger service in March 2014, its trains equipped with a driver’s cabin staffed by a train supervisor. The line was however designed to be fully driverless, with the possibility to remove the cabins.

The line runs between Keleti and Kelenföld railway stations with 8 intermediate stations. It is 7.4 kilometers long and crosses underneath the Danube.

Source: press release (in Hungarian)