China's first self-developed driverless train to open in Hong Kong

Posted on December 21, 2016

MTR's Hong Kong Station. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/boozevine
MTR's Hong Kong Station. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/boozevine

HONG KONG — Driverless trains developed by a domestic company will start operating on a new subway line in Hong Kong by month's end, reported China Daily Asia.

A fleet of 10, three-car driverless trains, manufactured by CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., will run on the the MTR rail network's South Island Line, a four-mile project launched by the government in 2007, according to the report.

The first driverless train was produced at a factory in Hong Kong in March of this year, according to China Daily Asia. For the full story, click here.

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