Drivers now deployed on Singapore's driverless MRT trains to improve reliability

Trains along the North East Line (pictured) and Circle Line, the two driverless MRT systems in Singapore, will now have staff on board to enhance reliability.
Trains along the North East Line (pictured) and Circle Line, the two driverless MRT systems in Singapore, will now have staff on board to enhance reliability.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - In a case where humans are still superior to machines, Singapore's driverless MRT lines are now being manned to raise reliability.

SBS Transit, which operates the North East and Downtown lines, told The Straits Times it started manning every North-East Line (NEL) train last October. NEL was the world's first driverless heavy-rail system when it opened in 2003.

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