The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has signed a €150m agreement to procure 17 additional Metropolis trains to support operations on the extensions of the North East Line (NEL) and the Circle Line (CCL).

The order, to be delivered by Alstom, includes six Metropolis trains comprising 36 metro cars for NEL and 11 Metropolis trains comprising 33 metro cars for CCL.

All the train cars will be manufactured at Alstom’s Spanish site in Barcelona.

“Alstom aims to be the preferred partner of LTA for their transport solutions in Singapore.”

Alstom China & East Asia managing director Ling Fang said: “By providing additional reliable and energy efficient rolling stock to North East Line and Circle Line, we commit to supporting our customer, LTA, to further increase the capacity and availability of the existing lines.

“Alstom aims to be the preferred partner of LTA for their transport solutions in Singapore.”

Alstom has already delivered more than 100 Metropolis trains comprising 450 metro cars to Singapore that operate on the 35.5km-long Circle Line and 20km-long North East Line.

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Furthermore, Alstom provides maintenance training to the customers of these vehicles, as well as supplying spare parts.

Since 1998, about 25 cities worldwide have ordered 5,500 Metropolis cars, which are also available in driverless mode.

Alstom has been present in Singapore for more than 20 years and is involved in supplying integrated metro systems, signalling, rolling stock, infrastructures and services for Singapore MRT lines.

It was also involved in designing the Circle Line MRT system under a consortium with local companies.