Singapore to Buy New Passenger Trains

Singapore to Buy New Passenger Trains
May 15, 2009 8:28 am

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a contract to a consortium to provide 22 six-car trains for the North-South/East-West Lines (NSEWL) in the country.

The contract amounts to an approximate value of S$368m.  The consortium, consisting of Kawasaki Heavy Industries and CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock, will design, supply, test, commission and install 22 trains on track.

The trains will be delivered in phases to Singapore between 2011 and 2012.  The LTA will also take up the Jurong East Modification Project (JEMP) to improve the railway infrastructure by adding new train track and platform at Jurong East Station, for which 22 trains will be installed.

The improved infrastructure of Jurong East station and 22 new trains will reduce passengers’ waiting times and make their journeys more comfortable during peak hours. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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