Automated Metros Observatory

In conclusion, the Observatory data presented in this report demonstrate that automated lines are:

  • A proven solution – 30 years of experience from the implementation of the first lines, and with applications all over the world
  • A scalable solution – Data confirm that UTO is employed for very diverse lines in terms of length or train capacity
  • An adaptable solution – Their implementation in cities with very different mobility needs and demographic contexts demonstrate their adaptability.

It should be underlined that all the advantages offered by an automated line can be reaped only if a project is approached in a holistic way. It would be mistake to approach a UTO project only from the technological angle. Other key aspects have to be taken into consideration, such as organization and, of course, customer orientation. This can be summarized by saying that UTO requires a redefinition of the business model.