Moscow Central Circle Takes Step Closer to Introducing Unmanned Trains

Russian Railways plans to introduce unmanned trains on the 54km Moscow Central Circle (MCC) and is currently testing an automatic control system on its high-speed electric train – Lastochka.

Integrated with the Moscow metro network and railway system, the MCC is considered the city’s 14th surface metro line.

Currently trains run every eight minutes during non-peak times and four minutes at peak time. Introducing unmanned trains will make it possible to reduce the time between trains, speeding up passenger travel.