Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation today announced that it has recently signed an asset replacement contract with Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA). The contract’s scope covers the supply of 19 new BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM 300 automated people mover cars, the retrofitting of 13 existing BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM 100 cars, as well as delivering a signalling system upgrade for 14 stops on the Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line. The contract is valued at approximately 344 million SGD ($262 million US, 211 million euro).
Since 2012, Bombardier has delivered 276 driverless BOMBARDIER 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 360km by 2030.