Since 16 May, 1983, the Lille Metro has been operating commercially. It is a beginning full of promise since, during the first two months, more than two million passengers used the VAL system. On the one hand, the placing in service of this new completely automatic mode of transport took place successfully and, on the other hand, the reactions of the public are extremely positive. The completely automatic working makes it possible to improve considerably the quality and safety of the service offered. In addition, it gives rise to a new operating organisation allowing for enhanced human relationship between the operating staff and the public. Apart from the technical and financial advantages offered by the automatic working, its impact at human level is undeniable, although still is known little about it.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Plagnol, M
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 29-32
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389809
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM