Development Of The Integrated Training Systems For The KCRC West Rail
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C S Chang & W M Wong
The Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) of Hong Kong is now building Phase I of the new West Rail (WR) network. Staff training will be crucial to the success of WR operations and maintenance as well as the safe transportation of passengers. KCRC has endorsed a plan to implement an Integrated Training Systems (ITS) for West Rail. The ITS includes a state-of- the-art integrated training facility (ITF) for the integration of cab simulator, train control and signalling system simulator and main control system simulator, and a comprehensive Computer Based Training (CBT) courseware production and delivery system. This paper presents an overview of the WR integrated training system and the technologies envisioned to be adopted in this project. It also discusses the benefits and expected outcomes from the ITF and CBT systems as well as the plans for further development and applications.