Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Contract Awards - T251

Today the Land Transport Authority announced the award of contract T251 for the supply of electric trains for the Thomson (TSL) and Eastern Region Lines (ERL). A total of 91 units will be procured for the two lines under the contract, awarded to the consortium of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, CSR Qingdao Sifang Co. Ltd. and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

A render of the train to be procured from Kawasaki - CSR Qingdao Sifang for the TSL & ERL

Under stage 1, 9 trains will be used in operations. For stage 2, a further 20 trains will be available, bringing the total to 29. At stage 3, there will be 24 trains delivered, for a total of 53 trains during the initial stages of the TSL operation. As the TSL and ERL are expected to operate as a single line, a further 38 trains will be procured, bringing the total number of trains to 91.

Interior of the trains for use on the TSL and ERL. These are replicas of the 13 trains being delivered for use on the North-South and East-West Lines currently, with a modified design with more doors.
Currently, the consortium is busy delivering 13 new trains for the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) and have a further order of 28 trains by 2016 for the Tuas West Extension programme. The interior of the TSL and ERL Kawasaki trains will resemble that of the current batch of trains being added to the NSEWL. Additional features that will be found on the TSL and ERL Kawasaki trains are the perch-seats introduced on the Downtown Line Bombardier trains. There will be few two-seat combination seating areas, located near the cab-ends of the train at the front and back, just like the Downtown Line Movia trains.

Indicative make up of the Kawasaki trains.

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