The ITTC will occupy a 50-hectare site at the former Raffles Country Club in Tuas. Facilities will include a testing loop and a straight test track.

LTA says it expects the centre to become a hub for the authority and the local rail industry to enhance their operational and maintenance capabilities. The facility will also be used for training, mid-life refurbishment of rolling stock, and the development of new railway technologies.

Tendering for the construction of the centre is due to take place in the next few months, with work expected to begin on-site in mid-2020. The ITTC will start receiving trains for Circle Line 6 at the end of 2022.