GREATER Anglia is making extensive use of ‘immersive’ simulator technology to prepare for the introduction of its new train fleets over the next two years.
Housed at Ipswich station, GA’s ‘Mission Room’ features a simulator with wrap-around screens that are being used to check for issues needing to be resolved before the 169 new trains can start carrying passengers.
Andrew Goodrum, Greater Anglia business readiness director, said: “There’s so much we need to do to make sure that we will be able to make a smooth transition from our existing trains to the new fleet.
“We need to measure the length and height of platforms, check where trains need to stop for wheelchair and bicycle access, and work out where we need to put up signs for drivers or move benches.
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