LTA awards S$596 million in contracts for new two-car trains and expanded depot for Sengkang-Punggol LRT

SINGAPORE: Two contracts, worth a combined S$596 million, have been awarded to purchase new trains for the Sengkang-Punggol LRT line, as well as expand its depot facilities, Land Transport announced on Tuesday (February 15th). Authority (LTA) .

A consortium – including Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific – has won the first contract, valued at around S$439 million, to supply 17 new two-car trains for the Sengkang-Punggol LRT line.

The consortium will also supply the signaling system, guidance system and depot equipment for the expanded depot.

The new trains, which are expected to be delivered gradually between 2024 and 2027, will gradually replace the existing single-car trains used on the Sengkang-Punggol LRT line, LTA said.

The new trains will increase passenger capacity on the LRT line to better serve residents and meet long-term public transport demand in the towns of Sengkang and Punggol, the agency added.

Operated by SBS Transit, the average daily ridership of the Sengkang-Punggol LRT line was around 140,000 passenger trips in 2019.

The 19-year-old light rail line‘s fleet currently consists of 16 double-car and 25 single-car trains.

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