Russia will create the first unmanned metro by 2025
Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov and co-owner of Transmashholding (TMH) Andrey Bokarev announced that the first unmanned metro will appear in Russia. Such trains are planned to be launched in Kazan by 2025, Vedomosti reports.
It is noted that TMH has created a system for detecting obstacles for trains and monitoring platform space for certain sections of the metro. Thus, it became possible to control rolling stock remotely.
The Association of Manufacturers of Railway Equipment is already developing standards, which they plan to approve according to the type of GOSTs. They will regulate train control in automatic and remote formats.
Kazan Metro is the “youngest” in the country: so far only one line of 11 stations has been created in it, the total length of which is 16.7 kilometers. However, it will be much easier to adapt unmanned trains on a simple route.
Earlier it was reported that the first unmanned tram in Russia is planned to be assembled in 2022. It is being created by the Roscosmos enterprise – Ust-Katavsky Carriage Works. The organization said that the technical task is ready, the components are clear – only the purchase of parts and assembly is ahead.