Singapore new trains inspired by city’s charm

Movia metro train designThe Movia metro train design was unveiled by Bombardier Transportation which will be delivered to operate two Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Lines, the NSEWL.

Inspired by the city’s vibrant charm, the red and green pulse lines running along the exterior carbody provide a contemporary visual emphasis for passenger entry points, while the vehicles integrate the world’s most advanced mobility technologies to boost Singapore’s public transportation.

The new 106 six-car Movia metro trains for the high-capacity North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) running at 102 km in length and serving 59 stations, will connect commuters all across Singapore.

“We are looking to further collaborate with LTA to introduce our globally game-changing metro trains to help enhance the travel experience, reduce energy consumption and improve rail reliability in Singapore,” Jayaram Naidu, President of Southeast Asia, Bombardier Transportation said.

For rolling stock renewal serving the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has ordered 636 Movia metro cars, bringing Singapore’s fleet of Movia cars to 912 units, Bombardier’s largest metro fleets in the world.

The Movia metro integrates high-performing mobility solutions including the Flexx metro bogies and Mitrac propulsion system to reduce maintenance costs and increase energy efficiencies, meeting the highest environmental standards.

Its innovative Train Control Monitoring System (TCMS) technology, as well as its predictive and condition-based monitoring features will enhance the fleet operation efficiency by providing extensive diagnostics of the trains and optimize track maintenance by analyzing track conditions.

The Movia metro train design offers passengers increased capacity, with open spaces for wheelchairs and strollers, supporting LTA’s vision of a more inclusive public transport system. Bombardier is responsible for design, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, testing and commissioning of the Movia metro trainsets for the NSEWL system.

The next-generation new trains are scheduled to enter passenger service from 2022 to improve the reliability and performance of the system.

Bombardier has close collaboration with Singapore. This year, the transport authority awarded the Canadian manufacturer a contract to upgrade train’s communication system. In addition, Bombardier won a contract to provide train services for 636 metro cars. A USD 245.54 million contract was awarded for the delivery of 40 new additional trains.

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