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ABC: Sydneysiders have been given their first glimpse of new driverless trains that will travel the new North West Metro rail line. The State Government unveiled a 13 tonne full scale model of the train’s front carriage.

It’s being tested to see if it is fit to use by all passengers and how the design will withstand emergencies. Two thirds of metro commuters will have to stand, but those at the front, where the driver would normally have to sit will get the best views.

ANDREW CONSTANCE (Minister for Transport): The best thing is that you can see out the front window. Something which we have high demand particularly among kids is that they will want to look through the window and see where the train’s going.

ABC: The carriages are set to go into production next year.