Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) awarded Alstom a contract to supply the signalling system for Singapore Circle Line (CCL) final phase, stage 6. This includes the supply of its Urbalis driverless signalling system, the equipment of new trains and locomotives of the existing line and upgrade of the Automatic Train Supervision system (ATS). Besides, Alstom will almost double the capacity of the existing Kim Chuan Depot with new stablings.
Singapore CCL Stage 6 will be 4 km long and will add 3 stations, Keppel, Cantonment and Prince Edward, to the existing line of 30 stations across 35.5 km. Once completed around 2025, it will close the loop of CCL by connecting Harbour Front Station to Marina Bay Station. By then, commuters will enjoy overall connectivity between areas in the West and key employment areas in the CBD (business district), as well as upcoming developments in the Marina Bay area.
So far, Alstom has been supplying signalling systems for three metro lines in Singapore, in total representing over 100 km. They are North East Line (20 km), the first full underground driverless metro line in Singapore, the entire Circle Line (39.5 km) and Thomson East Coast Line (43 km), which will start revenue service in five stages from 2019 until 2024.