As cities swell, the world looks at driverless trains to increase frequency

As rail networks across the world, especially intra-city metros, look to increase the frequency of trains without installing new track, they’re turning to driverless trains. Fully automated trains can run much closer to each other while maintaining the same levels of safety.

While Japan, China and France are the front runners in the use of this technology, India too is quickly building up its capacity for driverless trains, as the population of its cities continues to expand at a rapid pace.

Around 75 km of the Delhi Metro will be driverless, as will 33 km of Mumbai’s upcoming metro and parts of Bengaluru and Hyderabad metros as well.

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