SNCF to develop autonomous pax train sets by 2023

    SNCF announced (12-Sep-2018) plans to develop autonomous passenger train sets by 2023. A consortium comprising Alstom, Altram and Apsys will develop and test a semi autonomous freight train by 2020, while a consortium of Bombardier, Thalys, Bosch and Spirops will develop a prototype regional passenger train. The project has a budget of EUR57 million, financed 30% by SNCF, 30% by the French Government and 40% by partners. [more – original PR – French]