Singapore awards Thomson Line train contract

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries and CSR Qingdao Sifang have won a S$749 million contract from Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) to supply 91 new trains to the Thomson and Eastern Region Lines.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries is responsible for the overall train design and CSR Qingdao Sifang is responsible for producing the train body shell and the final assembly.

The new automated four-car trains will operate on a 750V dc third rail power supply system.

The Thompson Line, which is set to open in 2019, will be entirely underground, running north to south beneath the city. Once complete it and Eastern Region Lines will run as one line.

Kawasaki and CSR are currently delivering 13 trains this year and a further 28 from 2016 for the North South East West Line (NSEWL).

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