CHINA Driverless subway trains to begin trial run in Shanghai

CHINA

Driverless subway trains to begin trial run in Shanghai

Xinhua

15:50, March 24, 2018

A new metro line with driverless trains is expected to be tested by the end of March in Shanghai, the Shanghai Shentong Metro Group announced on Friday.

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Photo taken on March 23, 2018 shows a subway train running on the first APM line, or the Automated People Mover system, in Shanghai, east China. A new metro line with driverless trains is expected to be tested by the end of March in Shanghai, the Shanghai Shentong Metro Group announced on Friday. (Photos: Xinhua) 

Stretching 6.7 kilometers, the APM line, or Automated People Mover system, links Huizhen Road and Shendu Highway Station, where passengers can transfer to line 8. It has six stations.

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With a lightweight design and an intelligent energy management system, the driverless trains will consume less energy compared with regular trains, according to the operator.

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The APM system has been used widely across the world and has previously been introduced in Beijing and Guangzhou.

Currently, Shanghai has the world's longest metro network of 666 kilometers. 

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