Transport for London’s new driverless train service is to be rolled out in the autumn.
The service is a pilot, which means it is being tested on a limited number of routes before being rolled out.
The operator said it is aiming to launch the service in London by the end of 2018, which will mean it will be operational in 2019.
The pilot is meant to be a way of testing the service to see how it works.
The service will cost the taxpayer about £6bn ($9.7bn) and is meant, in part, to demonstrate the effectiveness of driverless trains in terms of reducing CO2 emissions.
The Government has also pledged to spend £2bn ($2.2bn) on driverless rail.
Transport for Wales and Greater London (TfL) have also said they are investing more in driverless transport.
The operator of the driverless tram service said that as it is not yet fully autonomous, it does not intend to be fully automated.
It is designed to make journeys between its London stations faster and more efficient and to reduce congestion.
Tf lorries have already been used in the UK for up to four months to carry passengers.
It has been reported that a driverless vehicle could also be used to deliver the same level of efficiency to other services such as trains, buses and lorriers.
However, the driver is expected to take up the role of an assistant, making it more challenging to ensure that the driver does not interfere with passengers.