Sengkang-Punggol LRT

SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded Mitsubishi Heavy Industries a contract to supply a further eight two-car rubber-tyre automated light metro trainsets for the Sengkang and Punggol Light Rapid Transit lines.

The firm order announced on May 9 follows on from an order for 17 two-car sets which was placed in January 2022 as part of a project to increase capacity to support growing ridership as the local population increases.

The project includes signalling and guideway enhancements and the supply of maintenance equipment.

The new cars will feature the same exterior design as the current fleet supplied for the opening of the line in 2003, which the manufacturer said is ’harmonised with the Sengkang and Punggol districts’ landscapes, but they will have technical modifications to improve operation and maintenance efficiency.