Unmanned trains could start running in the Kazan subway system


KAZAN, August 13 /Agency TASS/.

The authorities of the Republic of Tatarstan are considering the possibility of operating unmanned trains in the Kazan metro. This was announced by the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov following the meeting with the President of Transmashholding SA Andrey Bokarev.

The participants of the meeting discussed the possibility of modernization of the rolling stock of the Kazan metro and operation of unmanned trains. The organization of unmanned traffic in the Kazan metro was presented by Transmashholding Executive Director Andrey Romanchikov. Unmanned traffic in the metro contributes to the development of energy-efficient technologies and is passenger-oriented, while all piloting is carried out by radio.

“It is an attractive idea. The automation of processes ensures more reliable operation. We can combine our efforts to develop and implement pilotless traffic,” – said Minnikhanov.

The President of the Republic has instructed the creation of a working group to study this issue in more detail. The group will be composed of representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Highways of the Republic, the municipal unitary company “Metroelectrotrans”, the executive committee of the city of Kazan and Transmashholding.

The Kazan Metropolitan was inaugurated in 2005 and became the first metro in the country built after the collapse of the USSR. It consists of one line with 11 stations. At the end of August 2018 in Kazan, the last station of the first line of the metro was inaugurated, which was called “Dubravnaya”. With this station the construction of the Central Line was completed. A total of four subway lines are planned to be built.

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