First driverless Glasgow Subway train on show
UK: The first of 17 driverless metro trains that Stadler is supplying for the Glasgow Subway is being displayed at the InnoTrans 2018 trade fair in Berlin this week.
In March 2016 Strathclyde Partnership for Transport approved the award of a £200m contract to a consortium of Stadler Bussnang and Ansaldo STS to supply a fleet of driverless trains and signalling. This is part of a £288m modernisation programme for the 10·5 km circular underground metro line.
Expected to enter service from 2020, the 1 220 mm gauge four-car trainsets with walk-through gangways will replace the existing fleet of three-car sets. SPT envisages that operations will switch from the current ATO (GoA2) to UTO (GoA4) once the signalling and control systems have been fully tested.