29 Aug '11, 10am

LTA appoints SBS Transit to operate Downtown Line

LTA appoints SBS Transit to operate Downtown Line

Transport operator SBS Transit has clinched a contract to run the 42km Downtown MRT Line, becoming the first company to secure a rail operating licence under a more competitive framework. -- PHOTO: SBS TRANSIT By Christopher Tan Transport operator SBS Transit has clinched a contract to run the 42km Downtown MRT Line, becoming the first company to secure a rail operating licence under a more competitive framework. The operating licence is for about 15 years, compared with the current 30-year contracts in place for other lines. The operator will also lease assets such as trains and operating equipment from the Land Transport Authority. In all existing agreements, operators are given the first set of operating assets, having to set aside money only for subsequent sets. For the Downtown Line contract, SBS Transit will pay the LTA a yearly licence fee, amounting to about $1.6 b...

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