The Singapore downtown line stage 2, for which Alstom has successfully delivered track works , has been inaugurated on Saturday 26 December by Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong. The line has been officially opened on Sunday 27 December.
Singapore downtown line is the 5th line of the Singapore metro network. Built in different phases, the 1st phase of the line was inaugurated in December 2013. It is now roughly 21 km long and includes 18 stations. A 3rd phase is currently under construction. It will add 21 more kilometres and 16 additional stations. The Downtown metro line – which will be the longest driverless underground line in Singapore – is expected to carry as up to half a million passengers per day.
Alstom supplied track works including the third rail system to feed the metro trainsets for Downtown line stage one and two. In April 2014, LTA awarded Alstom as “Best Managed Electrical & Mechanical Systems – Project Partner” for this project.
“Through the successful delivery of urban solutions for the Circle and the Downtown lines of the Singapore metro network, Alstom demonstrates its expertise in providing efficient urban transport solutions as well as its commitment to LTA to support the development of its transport network”highlighted Ling Fang, Alstom Managing Director of East Asia.
Alstom has successfully delivered the Circle Line (CCL) in 2013 which included Metropolis trainsets, signalling, track work, system engineering and integration in a turnkey contract.