Glasgow subway trains will be the UK's first with no staff

From Engadget - January 4, 2018

While some lines on the London Underground are driverless, most have a supervisor who can take over in case of an emergency. Almost every train has a member of staff on board too who can open doors, help passengers who might be feeling unwell, and deal with other emergencies. On the DLR, which is also driverless, staff regularly check tickets and Oyster cards.

The changes in Glasgow are part of a larger, 288 million revamp of the city's subway system. The driverless trains will be trialed later this year at a track near Ibrox Stadium, home of Rangers Football Club. If everything goes to plan, SPT will introduce them full-time at the end of 2020.


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