Photos: Rio Tinto's $371m driverless train

Photos: Rio Tinto's $371m driverless train

Summary: With plans to double its annual iron production capacity in the coming years and a shortage of train drivers ahead, Rio Tinto has decided to invest AU$371 million in unmanned trains.


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  • The first train to travel along the Lang Hancock Railway to Rio Tinto's newest mine, Hope Downs, approaches the train load-out.

    Credit: Rio Tinto

  • The first train being loaded at Hope Downs.

    Credit: Rio Tinto

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