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Jakarta Post

MRT Jakarta looks to Seoul for technical cooperation

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 17, 2019   /  01:00 pm
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People in wheelchairs wait at Bundaran HI Station for the MRT train to Lebak Bulus in Jakarta.(The Jakarta Post/P.J. Leo )

MRT Jakarta will exchange engineers with its counterpart in South Korea to expand its technological capability. City-owned MRT Jakarta and Seoul Metro have signed a cooperation agreement for technology transfer to improve MRT Jakarta trains and stations. The companies were represented by MRT president director William P. Sabandar and Seoul Metro CEO Kim Tae-ho. The cooperation agreement includes explorations for operations control center (OCC) improvements, a smart automatic mechanical big data analysis system (SAMBA) and a smart station system, automatic fare collection and other technologies, especially those developed by Seoul Metro. MRT Jakarta president director William Sabandar said that the cooperation was the start for technology transfer between MRT Jakarta and Seoul Metro. “We want to share experiences and see what we can learn from Seoul Metro,” William...