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May 29, 2014

LTA to purchase 91 trains for Thomson and Eastern region lines in Singapore

Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) is to purchase 91 new four-car trains for the country's Thomson and Eastern region lines, in a deal worth S$749m ($596.8m).

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Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) is to purchase 91 new four-car trains for the country’s Thomson and Eastern region lines, in a deal worth S$749m ($596.8m).

Bought from a consortium of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, CSR Qingdao Sifang and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Singapore), the new trains will be used by LTA to serve commuters in the northern and eastern regions of Singapore.

"The new fully automated and driverless trains promotes a smoother boarding and alighting experience for commuters."

Kawasaki Heavy Industries will design the trains, while CSR Qingdao Sifang will be responsible for building the train’s body shell and the final assembly.

The new fully automated and driverless trains promotes a smoother boarding and alighting experience for commuters.

The new locomotives will run on a 750V DC third rail power supply system, which aims to improve its electric current regeneration capability, as well as help save energy.

Following its completion in 2021, the Thomson and Eastern region lines will run as one line and will connect with other regional train lines to improve accessibility and reduce travel time for commuters.

The consortium will deliver 13 trains this year and an additional 28 in 2016.

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