In this discussion of the necessity for automation in rail transportation, the author considers what must be automated and how it must occur. The three main aspects of railway automation are; (1) automatic operation of the trains themselves; (2) automatic operation of the signalling system; (3) automated fare collection. In discussing a possible system of automation the author cites the Victoria Line as an example. The extent and reliability of computer operation is considered, as are safety and prevention of fraud.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Way, R
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

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  • Accession Number: 00084790
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1975 12:00AM