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Automated Transport

The North East Line (NEL) of Singapore's mass rapid transit system in 2003 became the world's first driverless line. The operator SBS Transit still maintains staff onboard these trains. Apparently they still have the option of manning the trains during peak hours and on failure of trains. For example, if a train is "dead" on the tracks and needs to be hauled out by another train, personnel are needed to disable some of the system protocols on train master computer.

 

This shot is on the East West Line, operated by the SMRT. It runs predominantly over ground and therefore always is manned.

Automated Transport

The North East Line (NEL) of Singapore's mass rapid transit system in 2003 became the world's first driverless line. The operator SBS Transit still maintains staff onboard these trains. Apparently they still have the option of manning the trains during peak hours and on failure of trains. For example, if a train is "dead" on the tracks and needs to be hauled out by another train, personnel are needed to disable some of the system protocols on train master computer.

 

This shot is on the East West Line, operated by the SMRT. It runs predominantly over ground and therefore always is manned.

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Aug 2019, 00:18
I like your composition here, Aysuh.
Ayush Basu: Thank you< Ray.
Je ne savais pas qu'il y avait des trains sans pilote.
Ayush Basu: It will probably be much intensive in the years to come, Martine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Aug 2019, 06:32
Like everything in Singapore I'm sure this mass transit system is very efficient
Ayush Basu: In general, I think most people are happy with it, although there are some who wish for higher standards of reliability and availability, Chris.
A good looking train Ayush in a well composed shot
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Bill.
A very fine photo Ayush and a good looking train, I wouldn't mind a ride on one of those.
Ayush Basu: Yes, they are pretty good and well maintained too, Brian.
This is most amazing to a country gal.
Ayush Basu: It is amazing to me too, Mary.
Quite a statement on humanity!
Ayush Basu: Considering the masses here in Singapore, Elizabeth!
Lots of comfort knowing someone is still there whether needed or not, Ayush, I'm sure. What a smooth operator. smile
Ayush Basu: That is indeed true, Ginnie. Keep some flexibility yet!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Aug 2019, 07:07
You took this picture at a wonderful point of view. I think they take it very seriously to have as most people in the train as possible, to avoid too many cars all over the place.
Ayush Basu: In land-scarce and densely populated Singapore, a reliable train service is extremely important, Astrid.
look at all those apartments that have to hear that train constantly!
very futuristic shot, Ayush! i like it!
Ayush Basu: I imagine they get used to it in a while, Elaine. It is only in the quiet hours of late nights and early mornings that it begins to get bothersome.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Aug 2019, 09:39
Looking at this, it just emphasise how far behind we are in my country, where bloody everything is politicised and no simple decision can just be taken and implemented. And we need this. I was so jealous of Hong Kong's public transport system.
Ayush Basu: I think the government here took the lead in driving such policies, Louis. I expect that eventually all administrations will come around to see the benefits.In land-scarce and densely populated Singapore (also as you mentioned, HK), a reliable train service is extremely important.
> I especially like the contrast of vertical lines with horizontal lines in your shot.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for your studied remark, Jacquelyn.
i knew that they would get rid of the train engineers Ayush... but i am glad that they still have to employ some people for service... and to pull them off the mainline when they break down... good shot of the train....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Peter. Well the human element is not yet fully gone.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 27 Aug 2019, 21:47
i always enjoy trains

(and again with the windows)
Ayush Basu: I enjoy trains too, Sherri.

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