Bombardier Transportation has signed a
Memorandum of Understanding with Mahidol University in Thailand to
strengthen cooperation for graduate education and research in the
field of rail transportation over the next five years.
The MOU with the University’s
Faculty of Engineering supports a newly-established set of rail
and logistics engineering post-graduate programmes and is
Bombardier’s first academic partnership in Thailand to focus on
this advanced level of research and education.
covers areas such as academic programmes and teaching, joint
research in the areas of rail control and signalling, as well as
the opportunity for internships and practical training. In
Thailand, Bombardier is also developing undergraduate rail
engineering education with Kasetsart University and
Navamindradhiraj University’s Urban Community College of Bangkok.
Gregory Enjalbert, Vice President Rail Control
Solutions Asia Pacific and Managing Director Thailand, Bombardier
Transportation, said, “Bombardier remains fully committed to
developing local talent in Thailand, as reflected in this
prestigious agreement with Mahidol University. Over our 20-year
presence in Bangkok, we have grown our team to over 500 employees
working on some of the most advanced rail projects across the
world and we place a high emphasis on deepening our academic
partnerships to ensure the development of technical expertise and
innovation in the industry.”
Since establishing its Bangkok site in 1997,
Bombardier has grown its highly-skilled local team of over 500
employees at its Regional Hub and Engineering Centre working on
rail signalling, vehicle and system integration projects for Asia
Pacific and globally.
This includes providing the trains and
systems for Bangkok’s two new, driverless Monorail lines under
construction, as well as rail control for the city’s expanding BTS Skytrain and Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Chalong Ratchadham (Purple)
Line, which today transport over 700,000 passengers daily.
In addition, Bombardier has equipped two sections of
the State Railway of Thailand network, connecting to Bangkok. In
2017, a state-of-the-art Test Centre for advanced urban rail
control was opened at the Bombardier Bangkok site to support
projects across the region.