Tripartite Collaboration Between MTR Corporation, MTR Academy and PolyU to Focus on Exploring Railway Technology Application and Solutions for Intelligent Maintenance (2022/06/14)

The MTR Corporation and MTR Academy (MTRA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) today (14 June 2022) with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (“PolyU”) on a three-year collaboration to establish a partnership to focus on exploring advanced and innovative railway technologies and facilitating smart railway asset and operations management, as well as intelligent maintenance.

Leveraging on the railway expertise of the Corporation and MTRA, together with the research competence of smart railway technologies of PolyU, the MoU sets out a framework for the parties to explore innovative solutions and technology applications with the goal to further enhance the performance of railway operations and smart maintenance with smart sensing technology. The collaboration areas include exploring smart solutions for monitoring and condition assessment on railway assets, exploring the establishment of a joint laboratory for rail-technology application, as well as research related to improving the operating environment, for example, passenger flow management in stations.

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  1. Witnessed by Dr Rex Auyeung, Chairman of MTR Corporation (right, back row) and Dr Lam Tai-fai, Council Chairman of PolyU (left, back row), Dr Jacob Kam, Chief Executive Officer of MTR Corporation (2nd right, front row), Ms Margaret Cheng, Acting President of MTR Academy (1st right, front row), Professor Jin-Guang Teng, President of PolyU (2nd left, front row) and Professor Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU (1st left, front row) signed the MoU to co-develop smart solutions for smart rail.