Alstom to deliver trackworks for Singapore’s East-West metro line expansion

15 March 2012 (Last Updated March 15th, 2012 18:30)

Alstom has won a €40m contract from Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) to deliver the trackworks on the Tuas West extension of the East-West metro line.

Alstom has won a €40m contract from Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) to deliver the trackworks on the Tuas West extension of the East-West metro line.

Work on the Tuas West extension includes the design, supply and installation of a 7.5km double track on viaduct and aluminum third rail, four elevated stations and the laying of 18.5km single track in the Tuas depot.

Tuas West Extension is expected to be operational in 2016, connecting Joo Koon station with Tuas Link, serving about 100,000 passengers per day and reducing travelling time by 35 minutes.

The company has already carried out other railway projects in Singapore, including the North East Line (NEL) and the Circle Line (CCL) in Singapore, which is claimed to be the world’s longest automatic underground metro.

Currently the company is laying tracks for Downtown Line phase one and two, Singapore’s fifth mass rapid transit (MRT) line, including the stabling tracks for the Gali Batu Depot, which will provide its maintenance services.

Under the Tuas West Extension project, LTA will also build a 26ha depot to provide stabling and maintenance facilities for the additional 13 North-South-East-West Line (NSEWL) trains that will be bought for the extension, as well as to cater for future capacity expansion for the NSEWL.

Last month, LTA revealed plans to extend Singapore rail network by 51km adding the Downtown Line, North-South Line Extension and Tuas West Extension.