Singapore deploying data analytics to streamline rail systems

The Land Transport Authority has awarded $13.7m contract for new rail management platform


Singapore has deployed a contract to overhaul their rail systems using existing tracking systems and tapping into data analytics.

Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded $13.7m contract to a consortium formed by Siemens Pte. Ltd. and ST Engineering Electronics (STEE) to build a rail management platform which will monitor and identify potential faults.

The Rail Enterprise Asset Management System (REAMS) will integrate maintenance records and asset information throughout the whole rail system, with the aim to comprehensively monitor various operating assets over their lifecycles.

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LTA stated: "This shift towards data-driven just-in-time predictive maintenance and asset renewal is key to bringing rail reliability to the next level and optimizing overall lifecycle costs."

REAMS will be implemented first on the Downtown Line (DTL) and will then be used to develop a software platform for housing and analyzing data from DTL's maintenance management system and its fleet of 92 trains.

"The core functions of REAMS are expected to be operational by mid-2020," LTA claimed. "Other rail lines will be added to REAMS in phases thereafter."

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