November 16, 2017

LTA selects Alstom for Circle Line CBTC contract

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Artist's impression of the planned Cantonment station on the Circle Line, which is designed to reflect the architecture of the adjacent Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. Artist's impression of the planned Cantonment station on the Circle Line, which is designed to reflect the architecture of the adjacent Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. LTA

SINGAPORE’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has signed a contract with Alstom for the supply of communications-based train control (CBTC), which will support driverless operation on the 4km stage six and final extension of the Circle Line.

Alstom will supply its Urbalis CBTC solution and equip metro trains with relevant equipment. The supplier will also upgrade the existing Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) system and almost double the stabling capacity of the Kim Chuan depot.

The extension to the line is scheduled to open in 2025 and will take its total length to 39.5km. The project will effectively close the loop by connecting Harbour Front station with Marina Bay, adding three new stations at Keppel, Cantonment and Prince Edward. The line will improve connectivity from the west of the island to the central business district as well as new developments taking shape around Marina Bay.

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