China’s “One Belt One Road” initiative which encompasses
South East Asia, Asia and nations all the way to Europe is already drawing
enormous attention in the region and abroad. This connectivity and cooperation
between those countries will be a major step forward in terms of trade,
cultural and scientific exchanges. The Trans-Asia-Railway (TAR) project is planned
to connect Singapore all the way to Istanbul and beyond, with a distance of
over 14,080 km of rail tracks is already on track. In respond to this, Malaysia
has embarked on the initiative of introduction the high speed railway (HSR)
from Singapore across peninsular Malaysia. As such an opportunity has arises on
the formation of a research center to promote interdisciplinary research in
railway infrastructure, engineering and socio-economics; and railway
engineering related courses and services. This will also serve the ongoing rail
transport operation in Malaysia, such as KTM, LRT and the new MRT.
To be a leading research centre in innovative railway technology to
support sustainable transportation with care for our community and environment.
We are committed to
achieving the following,
Promoting excellent research and development on railway infrastructure
Providing engineering solutions to enhance the growth of railway
Supporting the community on social, economic and environmental issues.
- Conduct interdisciplinary research
in railway infrastructure, traction power, transport, signal control, railway
structure design, maintenance and condition monitoring, railway asset
management, socio-economics issues, materials for vibration/noise control, and
sustainable energy and environmental issues.
- To collaborate with local and
overseas institutions to promote the above research activities and services;
- To conduct short courses and
training in relevant subjects and to contribute to accredited formal courses
related to railway engineering.