Re: [SystemSafety] underground trains without drivers

From: Inge, James Mr < >
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:27:11 -0000


In the UK, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch investigates train accidents, driverless or otherwise. Their investigation reports are published at and I think that there are some overview statistics in their annual reports. A very quick Google of their site picked up two reports of derailments on the Docklands Light Railway, and a number of incidents on the London Underground where the report at least mentions Automatic Train Operation. You would have to read the reports or ask the RAIB directly to discover whether automatic operation was a factor in any of the incidents.  


            James Inge  

From: systemsafety-bounces_at_xxxxxx [mailto:systemsafety-bounces_at_xxxxxx Gergely Buday
Sent: 24 January 2013 08:49
To: systemsafety_at_xxxxxx Subject: [SystemSafety] underground trains without drivers  

Hi there,

what is the current trend on to employ or not to employ drivers on underground trains that would be capable of running automatically, and/or with central control? I guess people usually stick to see a human being in control.

And, is there a track record of accidents of driverless trains?

Gergely Buday

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