Driverless Train of the Bangalore Metro Hits the Test Tracks

The Driverless trains arrived at Hebbagodi depot from Chennai Port at 3.30 AM on 14 January.

Driverless Train of the Bangalore Metro Hits the Test Tracks
Driverless Train of the Bangalore Metro Hits the Test Tracks
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BANGLORE (Metro Rail News): The driverless trains of the Bangalore metro that arrived at Hebbagodi Depot on 14th January ran on the test tracks on February 20, 2024.  

The Tweet

Executive Assistant-Public Relations, BMRCL tweeted about it that reads, “Below is the video of the CBTC first Driverless Metro Train run on the test track yesterday.” 

Stage 1 Completed 

It has completed the first testing stage of the various tests scheduled for the Driverless trains. With the completion of the first stage, the trains are ready to enter into the future stages of testing: 

  1. On the mainline for 15 tests. 
  2.  Further RDSO trials and then CMRS inspection
Test Track 01

The Driverless technology 

The upcoming driverless coaches will be integrated into the Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC) System, often called “Driverless Technology.” This implementation will reduce headway to 90 seconds from the current two and a half minutes. Despite the trains being driverless, the BMRCL has assigned Loco Pilots to reassure passengers.

Test Track 02

First Experience 

Bengaluru is poised to welcome its inaugural venture into driverless metros along this route, with the primary objective of enhancing connectivity to key areas housing major corporations such as Infosys & Biocon in South Bengaluru.

Big Connectivity Boost

It aims to boost connectivity to areas that are home to big companies like Infosys & Biocon and South Bengaluru. It will ease the daily struggles of Bangalore’s metro commuters by a substantial amount. It will also increase the overall metro connectivity in the city to facilitate easy and efficient commute. 

Test Track 04

Yellow Line 

The 18.82 Km long under-construction metro line connects RV Road with Bommasandra. It is a fully elevated metro route with 16 stations. It connects with the Green Line of Bangalore Metro at RV Road Station & with the Pink Line at Jayadeva Hospital station. It is expected to open by early 2024. 

While it was to be made operational by 2021, the deadline was extended many times. The yellow line will go to stations like Bommamanahalli, BTM Layout, HSR Layout, Jayadeva Hospital, etc. 

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