Mainland Builds Driverless Trains for Hong Kong
   2013-03-28 17:54:40    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Liu Yuanhui

An undated photo shows the open driving cab of the model driverless metro train. [Photo: Chinanews.com]

A metro line with driverless trains will soon be put into operation in Hong Kong this year, CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd. announced on Thursday.

The manufacturer said that "Type A trains" would be the first fully automated heavy metro trains in China, and would use 'independently developed' technology.

The system of automatic metro trains means that the trains run automatically, as does the operation of the doors. Furthermore, obstacle detection and emergency situations are dealt with without any regulatory requirement for staff to be present on board.

CNR Changchun said that a HK$1.4bn contract to supply driverless metro trains for Hong Kong MTR's future West Island and South Island lines was in place.

Yu Qingsong, a member of staff from CNO Changchun R&D Center said that the use of driverless metro trains aims to reduce the operational costs and improve the frequency of service.

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