PARIS, 24-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom Transport JV SATCO¹ has delivered the first two driverless metros of 42 new metros ordered by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) in February 2012 (the company’s largest contract in Asia Pacific).
These are the first metros to be manufactured in Asia for LTA in Singapore – proximity being of key importance to Alstom – but also SATCO’s first involvement in the detailed and 3D design of the trains and production for export. The metros are estimated to be in operation by mid 2015.
The new trains, which belong to Alstom’s Metropolis range, are part of LTA’s efforts to enhance existing rail capacity for the coming years. Out of the 42 trains, 18 trains are aimed at the North East Line (NEL) of the network while the Circle Line (CCL) will receive the 24 trains. This will improve fleet capacity by 60-70% on both lines.
“Alstom’s world-class facilities in France and Shanghai ensure that these trains are made to the highest quality standards and expertise. We are proud to play a part in Singapore’s world-class rail infrastructure and look forward to collaborating further with LTA in the future,” said Filippo Scotti, Alstom Managing Director East Asia Pacific.
Alstom’s sites in Valenciennes, France and Shanghai Alstom Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd (SATEE) were also involved in the design and production of the trains.
Alstom’s Metropolis range, currently in use around the world, is based on a proven technology which offers efficiency, flexibility and reliability. One in four metros worldwide is an Alstom metro.
¹Shanghai Alstom Transport Co. Ltd, located in China
Justine Rohée (Alstom Transport HQ)
Tel: +33 1 57 06 18 81
Julie Khoo (Alstom Singapore & East Asia)
Tel +65 6236 1575