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Alstom delivers the first two metros built in Asia for LTA in Singapore

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Alstom Transport JV SATCO1 has delivered the first two driverless metros of 42 new metros ordered by Singapores Land Transport Authority (LTA) in February 2012 (the companys largest contract in Asia Pacific).

These are the first metros to be manufactured in Asia for LTA in Singapore -  proximity being of key importance to Alstom but also SATCOs first involvement in the detailed and 3D design of the trains and production for export. The metros are estimated to be in operation by mid 2015.

The new trains, which belong to Alstoms Metropolis range, are part of LTAs efforts to enhance existing rail capacity for the coming years. Out of the 42 trains, 18 trains are aimed at the North East Line (NEL) of the network while the Circle Line (CCL) will receive the 24 trains. This will  improve fleet capacity by 60-70% on both lines.

Alstoms world-class facilities in France and Shanghai ensure that these trains are made to the highest quality standards and expertise. We are proud to play a part in Singapores world-class rail infrastructure and look forward to collaborating further with LTA in the future, said Filippo Scotti, Alstom Managing Director East Asia Pacific.

Alstoms sites in Valenciennes, France and Shanghai Alstom Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd (SATEE) were also involved in the design and production of the trains.

Alstoms Metropolis range, currently in use around the world, is based on a proven technology which offers efficiency, flexibility and reliability. One in four metros worldwide is an Alstom metro.

1 - Shanghai Alstom Transport Co. Ltd, located in China