Driverless in Budapest
Siemens Transportation Systems (TS) is to install control and safety equipment for driverless operation on Line 4 of the
Fully automatic operation of the new Line 4 will enable a maximum speed of 80km/h and headways, or gaps between trains on the same track, of 90 seconds. It will also make it possible to adapt the number of vehicles in service to changes in the number of passengers much more quickly and flexibly.
The scope of supply also includes a fully automatic depot, to be located above ground in the vicinity of Kelenfoldi station and used for servicing and maintenance of the metro vehicles.
Inauguration of the new line is planned for May 2010. During the start-up phase, train attendants will continue to travel on the metro trains.