In a Facebook post by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on 17 March 2021, the Integrated Train Testing Centre (ITTC) has commenced civil construction works with a groundbreaking ceremony officiated by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung.
The ITTC is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, with a dedicated facility that will be equipped to perform robust integrated systems testing for new and existing MRT lines.
Three test tracks in the ITTC
The ITTC will house three seperate types of test tracks to facilitate a comprehensive range of testing modules and for specific safety-critical tests.
|Test Track Characteristics||Test Purpose|
|Looped track with an uphill gradient||Performance on slopes|
|Looped track with a branched ‘S-shaped’ track||Performance and systems integration|
|Straight high-speed track with minimal curvature and gradient||Dynamic speed testing up to 100km/h|
Fully operational in 2024
LTA mentioned that the ITTC will commence operation in two phases. The first phase targeted to complete in Q4 2022, will include the construction of the high-speed test track.
Subsequently, the ITTC will be fully completed and fully operational by end 2024, with the completion of the two remaining looped test tracks, the Administration Building, Operations Control Centre (OCC) and workshops.
Testing for CCL6 trains
The Alstom Metropolis C851E (CCL) trains will be delivered to the ITTC in end-2022, allowing the new trains to perform robust integrated systems testing round the clock. This minimises disruption to passenger services on operational rail lines, freeing up more time for engineers to carry out maintenance and renewal works.
These trains will then be put into service to give support to the system when Circle Line 6 (CCL6) begin operations.
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Link to Facebook post by Land Transport Authority (LTA)
Link to Press Release by Land Transport Authority (LTA)