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Saturday, Feb 01, 2003

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"The agency is aggressively trying to shake that antique image. By 2005, after some delays, Mr. Reuter said, it expects to have the entire L line refitted so that its new trains can be operated automatically, by radio signals sent by a distant computer, much like the Meteor driverless subway line in Paris. (For the foreseeable future, a train operator will ride aboard the trains in case of problems. The L line will serve as a kind of pilot project for automating other lines, which are much more complicated.)"