Singapore to start Bukit Panjang LRT modernisation

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has signed a contract with Bombardier Transportation for the fully automated Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit (LRT) elevated line. The contract’s scope covers the supply of 19 new Innovia APM 300 automated people mover cars, retrofitting 13 existing Innovia APM 100 cars, as well as delivering a signalling system upgrade for 14 stops on the Bukit Panjang LRT. The contract is valued at approximately SGD 344 million (EUR 211 million).
“This latest contract shows the trust LTA has in us and further deepens our long-term presence in this important market. Bombardier started delivering Innovia APM 100s for Bukit Panjang Line in 1999 and we are ready to continue meeting Singapore’s mobility needs with our high-performance rail vehicles, signalling systems and integrated fleet support,” Jayaram Naidu, Vice President of Southeast Asia, Bombardier Transportation, said.
Since 2012, Bombardier has delivered 276 driverless Movia Metro cars for Singapore’s Downtown Line in addition to 13 driverless Innovia APM 100 cars for the Bukit Panjang LRT. Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and LRT networks have a combined ridership of over three million passengers daily and LTA is seeking to strengthen the country’s rail infrastructure with the target to expand the rail network to 360 km by 2030.