The first fully automated metro for the Singapore Downtown Line has been delivered by Bombardier.
Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) made a deal with Bombardier in 2008 for 219 driverless Movia metro cars for the Downtown Line, which once complete will become the world’s longest driverless underground mass rapid transit (MRT) line, covering 42km.
The Downtown Line will open in three stages, spanning 2013, 2015 and 2017.
Bombardier trains will eventually serve 34 stations across the city, transporting around half a million commuters a day.
Kristian Mikkelsen, president of mainline and metros, Asia Pacific for Bombardier Transportation, said: “We are confident that our highly experienced team will continue to deliver the trains to the satisfaction of our customer. This delivery represents a key milestone for us and is the result of a great deal of collaboration between LTA and Bombardier.”
Bombardier MOVIA metro vehicles help to promote a greener mode of transportation for Singapore through the use of the latest propulsion technology with low energy consumption, optimised performance and vehicles which are up to 90 per cent recyclable.
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