SMRT experience with collaborative metro simulators

THIS COLLABORATIVE TRAINING CENTER WAS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD AND ONE OF THE MOST DEMANDING PROJECTS EXECUTED BY LANDER.

It has been a year now that SMRT began using the simulation system developed in conjunction with LANDER for staff training on the circular metro line operating in Singapore. The project consisted of several replica simulators, two OCC stations and multiple Laptop Simulators among others. This collaborative training center was the first of its kind in the world and one of the most demanding projects executed by LANDER.

According to SMRT, the simulation equipment is playing a fundamental role in collaborative training between drivers and line operators. It has become a key tool to improve communication and teamwork, as well as making it possible for them to get to know each other. This is something that would otherwise be particularly difficult due to the length and dimensions of the line and the lack of opportunities for interaction between personnel, especially since the pandemic broke out. They indicate that collaborative training helps drivers, especially newcomers who think that line controllers are not accessible, to interact with each other, improving communication and promoting greater collaboration capacity in real operation.

Finally, SMRT highlights the obvious difficulty involved in training personnel in real vehicles in a driverless operation with as much traffic as this one; and how the simulator is allowing them to do it regularly and more efficiently: saving energy and reducing risks for workers and users.