01 Feb '12, 7am

New MRT trains for North East Line and Circle Line

New MRT trains for North East Line and Circle Line

More than $600 million worth of rail contracts have been awarded as part of a broad-based programme to improve MRT service and prepare for an expected spike in demand in the years ahead. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN By Christopher Tan More than $600 million worth of rail contracts have been awarded as part of a broad-based programme to improve MRT service and prepare for an expected spike in demand in the years ahead. The contracts were awarded by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) as well as train operator SMRT Corp. The LTA picked French conglomerate Alstom to supply 18 new trains worth $234.9 million for the North-East Line and 16 worth $134 million for the Circle Line. The additional trains, which will arrive in batches from 2015, will boost the North-East and Circle line's capacities by 70 and 40 per cent respectively. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments pow...

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