Amid concerns about future labor shortages in the railway industry, JR East has decided to introduce one-man operation on routes in the Tokyo metropolitan area, such as the Yamanote Line, where a single driver does not allow the conductor to board.

We are aiming to introduce it in four years at the earliest, but as long train formations are expected, ensuring the safety of passengers will be an issue.

The introduction of one-man operation is being considered for


all lines on the Yamanote Line


, between Omiya and Ofuna on the Keihin Tohoku / Negishi Line, between


Tachikawa and Kawasaki on the Nambu


Line, and Higashi-Kanagawa and Hachioji on the Yokohama Line. between,


it


▽ is such as between Ayase and the handle of the Joban Line local train.



JR East operates one-man operation on 41 lines including Tohoku, with trains from 1 car to a maximum of 5 cars, but due to concerns about future labor shortages due to the declining population, the metropolitan area We have decided to aim for introduction on major routes as well.



In the future, in addition to installing a camera that confirms safety on the platform from the driver's seat on the vehicle, we are proceeding with the development of ATO = automatic train operation equipment in some areas such as the Yamanote Line, aiming to introduce it from 2025 to 2030. ..



However, in order to realize one-man operation on routes in the Tokyo metropolitan area, it is assumed that long vehicles will be formed, including the Yamanote Line, which consists of 11 cars, and how to ensure the safety of passengers. It will be an issue.

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