Singapore’s Land Transport Authority has signed a US$607 million (AU$822m) deal with Bombardier for 396 metro cars for passenger service on the high-capacity North-South and East-West Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) lines.
Bombardier announced the deal, which includes an option for long-term service support that would bring the deal to US$881 million in value, on July 26.
The manufacturer will provide its MOVIA metro cars under the deal.
Bombardier Transportation president Laurent Troger said the MOVIA cars are a “high-performing mobility solution” designed for densely populated and fast-growing cities.
“For more than 20 years, Bombardier has been a strategic mobility partner to the Singapore Land Transport Authority, built on a strong track record of delivery performance, best-in-class rail technology and service excellence,” Troger said.
“Bombardier is proud to be a significant contributor to Singapore’s public transport network and to support LTA’s ambitious expansion plans to grow its rail network to 360 kilometres by 2030.”
The 396 metro cars will be able to operate in 66 six-car sets.
Singapore’s North-South and East-West MRT lines combined for 102 kilometres of metro railway, servicing 61 stations, and an average daily ridership of almost two million.