Introduction of full automation of rapid transit does require a radical change of views in which there can be no shrinking from technical, operating and legal challenges. Today's automation technology does allow rapid transit systems to be run with very few employees. Use of trains without operators and stations without attendants does not jeopardize safety, but in some cases improves it. Attractiveness of service can be improved at little expense. The author has described his efforts over 20 years in technical direction of efforts at automating West Germany's Hamburg transit system.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Tappert, H
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

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  • Accession Number: 00127867
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1982 12:00AM