A consortium of Systra, Minconsult and Bureau Veritas Singapore has received A “big” independent certification agreement in Singapore and Malaysia.

The Ministry of Transport, Malaysia (MY MOT) and the Land Transport Authority, Singapore (LTA) have selected the consortium as an independent verification and validation (IV&V) agent.

The consortium will work to ensure that the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) cross-border connection complies with the safety regulations of both Johor and Singapore.

Designed to connect the city-state of Singapore with the Malaysian Peninsula in the form of a cross-border subway shuttle, the Johor Bahru – Singapore RTS is expected to carry its first passengers by the end of 2026.

The consortium will evaluate and verify the design of testing, technical inspections, and all certification services to ensure the operational and technical safety of the Johor Bahru-Singapore RTS connection.

The audit is alleged to cover all phases, ranging from design to commissioning, operation and maintenance, as well as all urban railway systems, including automatic signaling, traction energy, rolling stock and control center.

With a total length of 4 km, Johor Bahru – Singapore RTS Link will have two terminals, including Bukit Chagar to Johor Bahru on the Malaysian side and Woodlands North on the Singapore side.

Frederick Ruckett, head of the Singapore Railway Engineering Center and director of the RTS IV&V project, said: transversal disciplines that are essential for efficiency and operational safety, including operation and maintenance and human factors. “

Separately, Systra secured £ 2 million design contract for the Ebbw Vale Frequency Enhancement (EVFE) railway project in Wales, UK.

Under the one-year contract, Systra will provide construction and building, geotechnical, environmental and architectural services for the project.

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