Honolulu rail tracks ready to be tested

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Here is another look inside the operations center for Honolulu’s rail project.    

The rail tracks inside the center are now energized. That means systems and trains can now be tested under their own power– leading up to a fully automated system.

“That’s the point,” said Erich Kolig of Ansaldo Honolulu Joint Venture. “We start driving the trains by themselves instead of towing them around. That’s the real train operation we’ve been looking to install.”

There is no time frame when the driverless testing will begin.

The rail is still scheduled to open in December 2020.  

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