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Tokyo's Yamanote Line to test automated trains with passengers from October

Tokyo's Yamanote Line to test automated trains with passengers from October

JR East has been testing the automated system on out-of-service trains on the line -- one of Tokyo's most congested -- since 2018, and the operator intends to implement the technology around 2028. The move is part of measures to stem a possible shortage of drivers amid the nation's shrinking population. When using the automated operations system, drivers simply push a button to speed up the train to depart.

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