Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) to Assess Power Supply System for All Rail Lines

News Releases 30 Dec 2015 MRT lines LRT system power supply system Independent Advisory Panel (IAP)

    The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has appointed an Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) to review the power supply system for all MRT and LRT lines[1]. The IAP comprises international specialists in power supply systems, including representatives from an overseas operator and equipment design specialists. The list of IAP members can be found at Annex A.

2.  Mr Chew Men Leong, Chief Executive Officer, LTA, said: “We have appointed an IAP which comprises distinguished professionals to give the power supply system a thorough health check. This is part of our continuous effort to improve and upgrade the rail system to meet the needs of the commuting public. We are confident that the Panel’s recommendations will help LTA determine the necessary actions to minimise power-related incidents and enhance overall reliability.”

3.  The IAP will be briefed on the existing power supply system and will make site visits to understand the current power supply system structure and equipment, as well as the prevailing maintenance regime. In addition to assessing the condition of current equipment, the IAP will also examine how the existing protection settings and maintenance practices could be adjusted, if at all, to better factor in changes to passenger loading, network expansion and impact to operations caused by increased interfacing with other systems.

4.  The IAP will report on the resilience of the current power supply system and consider international best practices in providing its recommendations to LTA. LTA will study the IAP recommendations and look into how these can be implemented to enhance the resilience of the power supply system.


[1] Includes the North-South-East-West Lines, North East Line, Circle Line, Downtown Line, Thomson-East Coast Line, Bukit Panjang LRT and Sengkang and Punggol LRT systems


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