Sydney follows Dubai with driverless Metro line

Sydney's new Metro North West Line goes operational, with 22 driverless trains carrying passengers
Metro, Sydney, Australia, Driverless


Sydney has launched services on its new Metro line using driverless trains.

The new Metro North West Line, which includes eight new stations and upgrades to five other stations, is being served by a fleet of 22 driverless trains.

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Transport for NSW, the agency that runs the service, says that the driverless trains have completed 400,000km of testing before going into service.

The new line is also a fully accessible railway with lifts at all metro stations and level access between platforms and trains.

Around 140,000 people took the driverless service on Monday. The service ran for free on Sunday 26th May, its first day of operations.

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