TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS | Staff Reporter, Singapore

SBS Transit, SMRT Trains and ST Engineering team up to upgrade rail maintenance

They will facilitate efforts to improve electronic card repair and diagnostic support, amongst others.

SBS Transit (SBST), SMRT Trains and ST Engineering have partnered up to share engineering knowledge and capabilities in various areas to add depth and breadth to Singapore’s rail maintenance capabilities, an announcement revealed.

One of the areas for collaboration is in electronic cards, as they are critical components of the city-state’s MRT trains and signalling systems. To reduce the incidence of faults and decrease the downtime for repair work, the partnership will facilitate efforts to improve local capabilities in electronic card repair and diagnostic support, which is expected to contribute to better rail reliability.

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As part of the three-year agreement, the three companies will also be free to explore other areas for collaboration.

According to Leong Yim Sing, SBST’s head of rail, the agreement will further deepen the parties’ capabilities in rail engineering and maintenance as well as allow them to leverage on each other's strengths and experiences to further develop solutions to improve rail reliability and performance.

ST Engineering will provide expertise from the land systems and electronics sectors and contribute in the area of rail electronics, advanced diagnostics and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) to deliver reliable in-country support for rail operators. 

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