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Computer-Driven Trains Now Rolling On L Line

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After months of delays, computer-guided trains have finally been rolled out on the L line in Brooklyn.

As of Tuesday morning, some train operators on the line began taking directions from a computer, rather than from traditional signal lights you see on the side of the tracks.

New technology will eventually allow the L train to be driven completely by computer, but for now the computer only instructs the train operator on how fast to operate, and when and where to stop. Both the train operator and the conductor will remain on board.

For now, a limited number of computer-guided trains are running between Rockaway Parkway and Broadway Junction only, between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m.

The trains will be running along the entire line by mid-June.
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