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Swiss Federal Railways test driverless train

National News // Dec. 6, 2017

Swiss Federal Railways have tested a driverless train. The company hopes the move to automatic trains will be able to increase traffic on existing lines by 30%.

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The train was tested on a stretch of line between Bern and Zurich.

With computers in charge, the distance needed between trains can be reduced – so more trains can run. That will means more passenger spaces and tons more freight.

Although the trains will be controlled by computers – there will always be an operator on board to make sure everything is working properly. 

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