Kobe New Transit System Portliner experience of Unmanned Operation

by Teiji Okada, Kobe New Transit Co, Kobe, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers: Engineering and Management in Major Activity Centers


The Kobe New Transit System 'Portliner' is the first automated people mover which achieved the fully automated unmanned operation as a public transportation system in Japan. This paper presents the experience of four year operation focusing its unmanned operation. The unmanned operation of urban transit system was accepted in public first by Portliner.

Subject Headings: Automated transit systems | Robotics | Rail transportation | Urban development | Case studies | Control systems | Buses | People movers | Japan | Asia

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