"Singapore Rail Engineering (SRE) was founded in 2014 as an in-house engineering subsidiary of operator SMRT. SRE is currently engaged in rolling stock overhaul projects for SMRT, and as managing director Mario Favaits revealed to Kevin Smith in Singapore, has ambitious plans for growth at home and abroad."
"Singapore’s SMRT Trains is the first metro operator outside of Japan to adopt Toshiba’s permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) propulsion system for metro trains. Kevin Smith visited its Bishan depot to find out more about the retrofit project currently underway on C151 trains, and Railise the company now marketing the system outside of Japan."
“Since 2012, a billion-dollar, multi-year programme has been in place to rip out and replace key assets – while keeping trains running for 20 hours a day and coping with increased ridership.
‘It’s like trying to renovate your house while you’re still living in it,’ Mr Lee Ling Wee, Managing Director of SMRT Trains, explains of what has been deemed one of the biggest modernisation projects on a ‘live’ MRT system anywhere in the world. “
Read how the many different projects in the overall rail transformation journey will benefit commuters and when they will start to feel the benefits of the ongoing work.
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