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JR East to introduce ATACS to Yamanote, Keihin Tohoku Lines, with an aim for eventual driverless operation

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JR East announced Tuesday, Dec. 7 that it will install their proprietary ATACS on the Yamanote Line and the Omiya-Higashi Kanagawa section of the Keihin Tohoku line in the period 2028-2031, in conjunction with ATO operation including a wider set of lines in the Tokyo region. ATACS is a moving block system that is equivalent to ETCS Level 3.  ATACS is currently in operation on the Senseki Line, Saikyo Line, and Koumi Line. 




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