GCRE signs MoU with Singapore Land Transport Authority
The Singapore Land Transport Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Global Center of Rail Excellence (GCRE) signaling a collaborative approach to innovation and testing in the rail sector.
Responsible for the development of land transport in Singapore, the Singapore Land Transport Authority is responsible for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of Singapore’s land transport infrastructure and systems. This includes the new Integrated Train Test Center (ITTC) which is expected to be operational in 2023. Featuring endurance, high speed and performance and integration tracks totaling 10.8 km, the ITTC will support testing and the commissioning of trains, railway systems as well as train upgrades in Singapore.
The MoU was signed in Singapore by Arthur Emyr of GCRE and Deputy Director General (Infrastructure and Development) Mr. Chua Chong Kheng of the Singapore Land Transport Authority. It includes the exchange of information and personnel as part of the development of the train test center on design and engineering innovation, business planning, procurement processes and operational best practices. . The two organizations will also work together on topics related to asset management, operation and maintenance.
Mr. Chua Chong Kheng from the Singapore Land Transport Authority said:
“The ITTC is central to our efforts to renew, upgrade and expand our rail network. This partnership with GCRE will help develop and develop mutual capabilities in operating such test facilities. “
Simon Jones, Managing Director of GCRE, said:
“We are delighted to be able to cooperate and learn from our friends in Singapore as we sign this important Memorandum of Understanding. The Global Rail Center of Excellence is one of the most creative and important projects in the industry today. today and we are very happy to work with international partners throughout our development.
“This is not an exclusive agreement, but we will work together in good faith to review, discuss and benchmark our approach to share our technical expertise and research and development knowledge. It is collaborations like this that will help us develop the best global center of excellence that will ultimately benefit the industry as a whole.