The Land Transport Authority of Singapore has awarded Alstom a contract worth around €240 million to provide new trains for two metro lines, the Circle Line (CCL) and North East Line (NEL), along with signaling upgrade for both lines. 18 trains will be delivered to NEL whereas 16 will be supplied to CCL. Delivery is to start in 2015. These additional trains will boost capacity of Singapore metro, in order to meet a growing demand which has increased from 1.78 million passengers in 2009 to over 2 million 2010.
Part of Alstom’s Metropolis range, these driverless metros will be designed in Alstom sites of Valenciennes, Le Creusot (France) and Sesto (Italy). They will be manufactured in China-based Alstom sites, SATCO (Shanghai Alstom Transport Co. Ltd) and SATEE (Shanghai Alstom Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd). They are a modernized version of the trains currently in service on CCL and NEL, also provided by Alstom.
“These projects show Alstom’s expertise in interfacing our technology with existing infrastructure and meeting customer expectations. We are very proud to be part of these projects as they will provide greater transportation convenience to many passengers in Singapore”, declared Henri Poupart Lafarge, President of Alstom Transport.