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.
About Alstom Transport
A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and offers the most comprehensive range of systems, equipment and services in the rail sector. Alstom Transport manages all aspects of transport systems, including rolling stock, signalling and infrastructure, as well as offering its clients turnkey solutions. In 2010-2011, Alstom Transport posted sales of €5.6 billion. Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and employs 25,500 people.
About Alstom Metropolis
In fulfilling this contract, Alstom will draw on its expertise in the area of metro. One in four metros presently in operation in the world is an Alstom metro. In total, more than 4,000 Metropolis coaches have been sold across the world in cities such as Barcelona, Warsaw, Budapest, Istanbul Singapore, Shangai, Nanjing, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Santo Domingo and Panama.
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