Client: Metro Trains Australia
Metro Trains Australia (MTA) is a joint venture between Mass Transit Railway Corporation (MTR Corporation), John Holland and UGL Rail. MTR are rail operators in Stockholm, London, Hong Kong, China and Australia. Real Serious Games had previously developed a number of virtual reality training scenarios for MTA which received incredibly positive response from the rail regulator, industry and train drivers. This VR Train Driver Training experience is supported by the Victorian Government as part of the Workforce Training Innovation Fund, and being developed in collaboration with MTA and Melbourne-based, Exner Group.
The Virtual Reality Training Program
The virtual reality training program encompasses advanced interactive rail learning units within the Certificate IV – Train Driver Training program, ensuring the continued safe rail operations as per regulatory requirements.
The VR train driver training experience is set on a 6 km virtual rail track to train and test train drivers on a number of scenarios such as their response to signals, speed limits, avoiding overshooting platforms and following the right procedures pre/post train arrival and departure.
The virtual reality simulation is linked to a telemetry system providing real-time
student performance analytics allowing trainers to monitor & manage the
progression of each student through their training
The telemetry system records:
The telemetry system automatically generates and distributes reports to the Learning Management System (LMS) for evidence of competency gained, providing collation of evidence in a consistent manner.
Hardware & Delivery
The VR Train Driver Training Program is designed to
provide a realistic train driving experience. It is
delivered on a motion simulator mimicking actual
train movements. Using the VR controllers, train
drivers are able to see their hands in VR, and
perform the day to day tasks of operating a train,
develop muscle, leading to greater retention of
In comparison to the conventional train driver simulation hardware, this is a compact solution and can fit up to 4 training stations in a single 8 x 8 room. The hardware and the software allows scalability at a quarter of the cost of conventional solutions.