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Bombardier wins US$262M contract to upgrade light rail in Singapore

The rail division of the Canadian corporation will supply 19 new train cars to Singapore's Land Transport Authority, refurbish 13 existing train cars and provide a signalling system upgrade

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The Bombardier Innovia APM 100 is already in service in Singapore, and existing train cars will be upgraded as part of the city-state’s latest deal with Bombardier. PHOTO: Bombardier

BERLIN, Germany—Bombardier Transportation announced March 7 that it has signed an asset replacement contract with Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA), worth approximately US$262 million.

The contract’s scope covers the supply of 19 new Innovia APM 300 automated people mover cars, the retrofitting of 13 existing Innovia APM 100 cars, as well as delivering a signalling system upgrade for 14 stops on the Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit (LRT) line.

Jayaram Naidu, VP of Southeast Asia, Bombardier Transportation, said, “As a world-leading rail supplier, Bombardier adds value for its customers and this latest contract shows the trust LTA has in us and further deepens our long-term presence in this important market.”

Naidu continued, “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.”

Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit 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.

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