LTA buys 15 more trains for new Downtown Line

SINGAPORE: Commuters can expect shorter waiting times on the new Downtown Line (DTL), which will open in stages from the end of this year.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has bought 15 more trains for the DTL.

The trains, costing about S$119 million, are expected to be delivered from 2015, in time for the operations of DTL Stage 2 in 2015 and DTL Stage 3 in 2017.

73 trains have already been bought for the 42-kilometre rail line that will run from Bukit Panjang through the Central Business District area to the Expo.

LTA says the additional trains will result in shorter waiting times for commuters.

It adds that tests on five trains that have already been delivered for the Downtown Line Stage1 are currently being conducted.

LTA also says works on the six stations are progressing at different stages.

Most of the stations are undergoing electrical and mechanical systems testing and commissioning.

Works are also ongoing to complete architecture works in the stations and external works at ground level.

Mr Chua Chong Kheng, LTA deputy chief executive (infrastructure and development), said: “The 15 additional three-car electric trains will allow for more trains to be run during the morning and evening peak hours when needed on the Downtown Line. This will result in shorter waiting times for commuters.”

The trains are designed in Bombardier Transportation’s head office in Hennigsdorf, Germany and assembled in Changchun, China.


Source : ChannelNewsAsia

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