$100m to build simulation facilities on all train lines in Singapore to improve rail reliability

SINGAPORE - A sum of   $100 million over five years has been set aside to build simulation facilities on all train lines in Singapore to improve rail reliability.



Such facilities, resembling command centres, let operators simulate anything from a track fault to cyber security threats against the line.


The hardware and software are replicas of real-world systems but are completely disconnected from actual operational train lines, giving operators the freedom to run simulation scenarios.


A simulation facility at Bishan Depot for the North-South and East-West train lines, completed at the end of 2018, is currently running, while one for the Downtown Line (DTL) at Gali Batu Depot will fully open at the end of the year.


Future simulation facilities at Mandai Depot for the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), Sengkang Depot for the North-East Line and Kim Chuan Depot for the Circ