The first unmanned underground in Russia may appear in Kazan, TASS reports. The terms of reference and the project have already been prepared, according to the General Director of the Metroelektrotrans Municipal Unitary Enterprise Aidar Abdulkhakov.
“On behalf of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, a project has been created and a technical task has been prepared for the unmanned control of electric trains. The unmanned metro will reduce the risk of the human factor in traffic control and, thereby, significantly increase the safety of transportation. With the financing of the project, we have the opportunity to create the first unmanned metro in Russia,” Abdulkhakov said.
He added that for the first time in Russia, an automated train control system without the participation of drivers was introduced in the Kazan metro. In Kazan, the construction of the second metro line from the Fuchik station to the Sakharov station is currently underway.
It is reminded that the Kazan Metro opened in 2005 and became the first in Russia to be built after the collapse of the USSR. It consists of one line with 11 stations. At the end of August 2018, the last station of the first metro line, named Dubravnaya, opened in Kazan. This station completed the construction of the Central Line.