Singapore LTA Order 12 Trains

24 September 2015 Thursday, 13:53

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a S$136.8m ($97m) contract to a consortium of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, CSR Qingdao Sifang and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Singapore for 12 new six-car trains.

These are the final batch of the fifty seven new trains that can be put into service on the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) between 2016 and 2019.
Delivery of the 12 trains is predicted to begin in early 2018, when they are going to endure testing on the NSEWL depots earlier than being put into service round mid-2019.
The trains would be the first to feature tip-up seats with additional flexibility in configuration. Passenger-pleasant options of the trains include three rows of straphangers and triplicated grab-poles for standing passengers.
They will even function the Dynamic Route Map Display, which will likely be located on the top of every door for commuters to establish their present location, acquire route info and be taught what aspect the prepare doorways will open on the subsequent station.
At present, the consortium is within the technique of delivering ninety one trains for the Thomson-East Coast Line.
Kawasaki has provided many of the trains on the NSEWL, starting with the inaugural fleet of sixty six six-car locomotives in 1986.
The additional fleets of fifty six trains delivered in 1999, 2011 and 2013 had been also provided by Kawasaki. The LTA plans so as to add ninety nine trains to the NSEWL, North East Line (NEL) and Circle Line (CCL) by 2019, increasing the overall train fleet dimension by almost 50%.
Of the extra trains, fifty seven new trains will probably be for the NSEWL, which is able to enter service from 2016. By the tip of next 12 months, 18 new trains for the NEL and 24 for the CCL could be totally deployed.
These new trains are a part of LTA’s continued efforts to improve the commuter’s travel expertise, with larger capability and comfort in its community, the authority stated.

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