Driverless trains now being manned to raise reliability

Driverless North-East Line trains at the train depot.
Driverless North-East Line trains at the train depot.PHOTO: LTA

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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 05, 2018, with the headline 'Driverless trains now being manned to raise reliability'. Print Edition | Subscribe