Bombardier completes 276-car order for Singapore’s Downtown Line

Credit: Bombardier.
Credit: Bombardier.
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Bombardier has delivered 141 Movia Metro carriages for Singapore’s underground Downtown Line (DTL) – the final stage of a 276-carriage order.

In 2013 the rolling stock manufacturer delivered 24 carriages and in 2015 it delivered 11 carriages.

In total the metro vehicles are estimated to increased ridership to 500,000, which would double the capacity of the 42km DTL.

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The new trains will operate on the third phase of the line, a 21km-long section which includes 16 stations connecting the north-west and eastern areas to Singapore’s Central Business District and Marina Bay. It opened in October.

Bombardier Transportation’s head of South-East Asia Jayaram Naidu said: “We greatly appreciate the tremendous effort from our team, our joint venture partner Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles, and especially the trust and support from our long term strategic partner the Land Transport Authority of Singapore, in delivering this latest batch of metro cars on time and on quality.”

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