RISK PROBABILITY BASED ON THE SEMINAL FREY AND OSBORNE STUDY
PROFESSIONAL GROUP CHARACTERISTICS AND SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS
Locomotive Engine Drivers and Related Workers
Locomotive engine drivers and related workers drive, or assist in driving, locomotive engines to transport passengers and freight; take charge of and safeguard railway freight trains during runs; control the movement of railway traffic by operating signals; switch rolling stock and make up trains in railway yards; make up trains for hauling in mines; and control their movement.
- Locomotive Engine Drivers
- Railway Brake, Signal and Switch Operators
The number of subway systems with automated trains is growing steadily. There are more than 40 fully automated urban metro subway systems in the world.
Despite common psychological concerns, driverless metros are safer than traditional ones. None of them ever had a serious accident.
Intruder detection systems can be more effective than humans in stopping trains if someone is on the tracks. Financial savings in both energy and wear-and-tear costs because trains are driven to an optimum specification. Also, train turnover time at terminals can be extremely short.