Land Transport Authority, MTR Corporation Ltd. and RTRI Co-Host Information Exchange

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December 07, 2023
Railway Technical Research Institute

The Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI), the Land Transport Authority (LTA), and the MTR Corporation Ltd. (MTR) held an information exchange forum online on December 7, 2023. The forum was attended by 18 people from the RTRI, including Dr. Atsushi Furukawa, Executive Director of the Railway Technical Research Institute, 47 people from the LTA, including Mr. Leong Kwok Weng, Chief Engineer (Systems), and 48 people from the MTR, including Ms. Sha Wong, Head of E&M Engineering.

Group Photo

1. Date: December 7 (Thu), 2023, from 14:00 to 18:30 (JST)
2. Videoconferencing tool: Microsoft Teams
3. Organizer: MTR
4. Theme: Digitalization, Innovation and Sustainability
5. Background and Overview of the Forum

The RTRI, together with the LTA and the MTR, had hosted face-to-face information exchange forums on a rotating basis by one of the three parties since 2017 to strengthen partnership with Asian countries and promote the transfer of Japanese railway technologies abroad. The most recent face-to-face opportunity was on October 31, 2019, when the World Congress on Railway Research, WCRR 2019 was held in Tokyo. Thereafter, under the travel restrictions imposed by the pandemic, we continued annual information exchange online.

Even with the pandemic subsiding over time, taking into account country-specific conditions, and just to be safe, we had an information exchange forum online in 2023 similarly to the previous year. The RTRI, the LTA, and the MTR gave three presentations respectively (see Table below). Each presentation was followed by lively and informative discussions with many questions and answers.

In the closing remarks, Ms. Sha Wong of the MTR expressed her gratitude to the RTRI for hosting this forum, asked the LTA to host the next forum and gained their consent. Moreover, she said she hoped that the next forum would be held face-to-face.

Table Presentation and Speaker

* You can see all the photos and figures in the PDF file above.