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[News Article] SMRT and NTU set up S$60m research lab to look into rail reliability
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SMRT and NTU set up S$60m research lab to look into rail reliability
From: CNA
By: Loke Kok Fai
Date: 20/05/16

SINGAPORE: Transport operator SMRT and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on Friday (May 20) announced its S$60 million joint research laboratory, which aims to develop technological solutions to make the train system more resilient and reliable.

Combining the rail operations and engineering capabilities of both parties, the SMRT-NTU Smart Urban Rail Corporate Laboratory will focus on two complementary research tracks. The first focuses on developing better detection methods and monitoring systems so that potential issues can be pre-empted quickly and accurately.

These include the creation and use of new condition monitoring sensors, which can be used to find cracks and defects that lie deep within components such as rail foots and joints.

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SMRT and NTU launch joint research laboratory to boost rail reliability
Press Release by SMRT    20/05/16

SMRT and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have launched a joint research laboratory to develop technology-driven solutions to build an urban rail system that is even more resilient and reliable as Singapore moves towards a car-lite future.

The new SMRT-NTU Smart Urban Rail Corporate Laboratory was officially launched today by the Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Mr Khaw Boon Wan.

The $60 million Corporate Laboratory will integrate the rail operations and engineering capabilities of SMRT with NTU’s research strengths in engineering.

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