Alstom Unveils First New Train for Singapore’s North-South and East-West Lines

Alstom has presented the first of 106 six-car high-capacity trainsets being manufactured for the East-West and North-South lines of Singapore’s MRT system.

The new rolling stock will gradually replace 106 trains that have been in service on these lines for nearly 30 years.

Bombardier MOVIA metro cars for Singapore's North-South and East-West Lines
Alstom’s MOVIA metro cars for Singapore’s North-South and East-West Lines

The first of these new units was unveiled at an event on 1 June, attended by Singapore’s Minister of Transport, S. Iswaran.

The delivery of all 106 new Movia trainsets will be completed by the end of 2026 under a contract awarded to Alstom by the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) in 2018.

Yann Maixandeau Managing Director Singapore Malaysia for Alstom said:

“We do not just deliver operationally, we transform mobility at large, by pioneering smarter and greener mobility solutions for all. The deployment of the latest Movia trainsets from Alstom ensures that Singapore continues to boast the world’s most advanced urban metro systems.”

The units have been designed in Germany and are being manufactured in the Changchun Alstom Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd. (CARC) facility in Changchun, China.

They feature modern LCD screens to provide passengers with live information, spacious areas for wheelchairs and strollers, and larger windows.

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