SINGAPORE: Operator SMRT Trains and supplier Alstom have signed a long-term services support agreement covering the Urbalis CBTC which provides driverless operation on the Circle Line.
Alstom will provide spare parts, repairs, obsolescence management and technical support until 2035 under the deal, with a local team of experts working alongside SMRT Trains’ CCL maintenance team.
Alstom said the agreement announced on May 6 was the first of its kind for a Singapore MRT line, and the provision of dedicated on-site resources and the adoption of advanced diagnostic tools would offer operational flexibility and efficiency.
‘With this LTSS contract we will strengthen Alstom’s service portfolio in the Asia-Pacific region and enhance the localisation of key competencies in Singapore’, said Guillaume Denis, Vice-President of Alstom Digital Mobility in Asia-Pacific. ‘It also reinforces the trust that SMRT Trains places in our technical, operational and maintenance expertise.’
Alstom is currently supplying signalling and 69 Metropolis metro cars for Stage 6 of the Circle Line.