Automated Metros Observatory
Jul 25 2013

First line of Grand Paris Express to enter revenue service by 2020

by uitp in News

Line 15 and Grand Paris Express (click to enlarge)

The supervisory board of the Société du Grand Paris, under the chairmanship of André Santini, approved unanimously the investment operation for the first section of automated metro Line 15 of Grand Paris Express, from Pont de Sèvres to Noisy-Champs, for an amount of 5.295 billion euros, implementing the roadmap set out by the French Prime Minister on 6 March 2013, when the Nouveau Grand Paris was announced.

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Jul 15 2013

A new conversion: Paris metro will automate Line 4

by uitp in News

STIF, the Paris transport organising authority, approved on 10 July the proposal of RAPT to convert Line 4 into a fully automated metro line. This project is to increase the capacity, regularity, quality of service, responsiveness and safety of the line. Read more →

Jul 09 2013

Conversion pioneer Nuremberg celebrates 5th anniversary of UTO

by uitp in News

© VAG/Claus Felix

In June 2013, VAG Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft was able to look back at and evaluate five years of automated metro service (or unattended train operations – UTO).

In Nuremberg two lines are automated – these are line U2 and line U3, which share track in Nuremberg’s downtown area. The automated system was implemented as a hot plug-in, which means: service was never interrupted, the trains were running all the time. Read more →