Civil construction of the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) Integrated Train Testing Centre (ITTC) commenced today with a groundbreaking ceremony officiated by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung.
2 The ITTC will support the testing and commissioning of trains and railway systems for both new and existing rail lines. For example, the ITTC will support the testing of Circle Line 6 trains and systems, as well as the mid-life upgrades of trains in Singapore.
3 With a dedicated facility, train testing works can be carried out away from the mainline around the clock, thus freeing up time and space for other maintenance activities to be carried out during limited engineering hours. In addition, the ITTC’s operations will reduce the need for Early Closure and Late Opening (ECLO) to facilitate train testing, minimising inconvenience to commuters.
4 Occupying a site of approximately 50 hectares, the ITTC will also feature a one-stop workshop for mid-life upgrading and testing of trains before they are deployed on the mainline. With the troubleshooting capabilities available locally at the ITTC, LTA and the operators will be able to speed up the diagnosis and rectification of faults in Singapore and boost ongoing efforts to maintain rail reliability.