SMRT enters partnerships at SITCE 2022 on rail and urban mobility

SMRT's group of companies and partners ink agreements on rail and urban mobility at SITCE 2022
SMRT’s group of companies signed Memorandums of Understanding with their partners, including (clockwise, L-R) Thales, SIT, ITE, Alstom and JR East on the sidelines of the LTA-UITP Singapore International Transport Congress & Exhibition (SITCE) 2022: Photo: SMRT

SMRT’s group of companies and partners have inked eight agreements along the theme of “Digitalisation, Decarbonisation and Demand” for advancements in rail and urban mobility at the LTA-UITP Singapore International Transport Congress & Exhibition (SITCE) 2022.

Held at the Singapore Suntec Convention Centre from 2 to 4 November, SITCE is a key platform for urban mobility stakeholders, including policymakers, urban planners, operators and solution providers to meet and redefine the public transport landscape.

SMRT was a key participant at this year’s event, with the following agreements signed:

2 Nov 2022: Alstom and SMRT Trains collaborate to explore use of 3D printed spare parts and innovations for enhanced rail operations and maintenance

Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, and SMRT Trains, Singapore’s pioneer and dominant rail operator, are working together to explore the use of technology such as 3D-printed spare parts, autonomous robots and vision computing for predictive maintenance automation, and recoverable braking energy.

Refer to the media release for more details.

2 Nov 2022: SMRT doubles yearly ITE internship opportunities and offers two new student awards

SMRT signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), enhancing the earlier MoU between SMRT Trains and ITE College West in 2019:

  • Doubling the internships offered to 80
  • Expanding collaboration to ITE College Central and ITE College East
  • Extending partnership beyond Trains

Refer to SMRT’s Facebook post for more details.

2 Nov 2022: Thales and SMRT Trains collaborate to enhance local repair and digital rail capabilities in Singapore

Thales and SMRT Trains share a goal to provide safe, reliable and comfortable journeys in Singapore. They inked two agreements – for the joint establishment of a local rail signalling repair facility and also the joint development of an intelligent rail analytics platform – to reinforce the reliability of the nation’s oldest MRT lines operated by SMRT Trains.

Refer to the media release for more details.

3 Nov 2022: SMRT Trains and East Japan Railway Company (JR East) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on best practices, technological developments and business opportunities.

Refer to the SMRT’s LinkedIn post for more details.

4 Nov 2022: From Lab to Rail: SMRT and SIT to set up Transport Living Lab to solve operational issues

SMRT and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their research and development collaboration for the advancement of Singapore’s transport industry through engineering and technological innovation. Two SMRT-SIT Transport Living Lab projects in the pipeline are: (a) Smart profiling of bus captains’ driving performance, which uses data analytics and leading indicators to identify bus captains for targeted retraining; and (b) Smart rostering of bus captains, which aims to optimise bus captain schedules to improve fatigue management and driving safety.

Refer to the media release for more details.

4 Nov 2022: SMRT collaborates with A*STAR on translational research projects to enhance productivity, safety and sustainability in land transport

SMRT announced that it will work together with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) on translational research projects that can be deployed for the improvement of productivity, safety and sustainability within Singapore’s transport industry.

Refer to the media release for more details.

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