SMRT Train, the public transport operator in Singapore and the Land Transport Authority awarded Bombardier Transportation a service train contract for 636 Movia metro cars currently in delivery phase for the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL).
The contract was signed for a period of 10 years as an option to extend the agreement for a further 20 years.
“We are proud to continue playing such a major role, contributing to Singapore’s public transport network and supporting our customer’s ambitious expansion plan to grow its rail network to 360 km by the 2030s,” Jayaram Naidu, President of Southeast Asia Region, of Bombardier Transportation said.
The contract is the third order received for the two lines. The initial base contract was awarded by the Land Transport Authority for the supply of 396 metro cars, then a further order of 240 additional metro cars was placed.
The new NSEWL service train contract awarded is the latest chapter in Bombardier’s rail services growth story. In March 2018, SMRT awarded Bombardier a 10-year maintenance and spares support contract for 32 Innovia APM automated people mover cars operating on the Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit (LRT) line. This was the first services contract of this scope for Bombardier in Southeast Asia.
Bombardier is responsible for design, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, testing, commissioning and delivery of the six-car Movia metro trainsets for the NSEWL system, scheduled to arrive from 2021.
Starting 2021, Bombardier will deliver Singapore new NSEWL trains under a USD 1.2 billion contract for 66 vehicles and maintenance support.
In June LTA started the decommissioning of the first-generation of 66 trains that were manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries.
Also in Singapore, Bombardier’s Chinese joint venture PBTS won a contract for the delivery of 19 Innovia APM 300R cars for Bukit-Panjang Light Rapid Transit. They will be delivered in 2020-2022.
This year, LTA and Bombardier Transportation signed a contract to upgrade the communication systems for 92 three-car Movia metro trains operating the Downtown Mass Rapid Transit line.