SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 06/2020

Automatic train operation for regional trains to be tested in Germany

Juni 2020 | Redaktion

In connection with a planned test project for the implementation of automatic train operation (ATO) in the daily passenger operation of regional trains, the German Federal Ministry of Economics has awarded Alstom the „Innovation Prize Reallabore“. The research project will start in 2021 in cooperation with the Regional Association Greater Braunschweig, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin). After evaluation of the selected line sections and the equipment required for automated operation, tests will be carried out with Metronom Eisenbahngesellschaft, a railway operator in Lower Saxony, and two Coradia Continental regional trains of Regionalbahnfahrzeuge Großraum Braunschweig GmbH....