Bombardier has commissioned the first two new Innovia APM 100 people mover cars on Singapore’s Bukit Panjang Light Rapid Transit (LRT) system.
Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has ordered 13 new carriages to add to the existing fleet of 19 vehicles.
A further four cars have been delivered and are undergoing testing. Bombardier plans to have supplied eight by the end of the year and all 13 cars should be in service by the end of 2015.
The new vehicles will increase the system’s peak-hour capacity by 50 per cent.
Benoit Cattin-Martel, vice president Asia Pacific, systems division at Bombardier Transportation, said: “Since services began on the Bukit Panjang LRT system, the Singapore Land Transit Authority has consistently seen passenger numbers rise every year.
“The new fleet of Innovia APM 100 vehicles will enable the LTA to run more trains in two-car configurations thereby increasing capacity and improving services for commuters, proving that this transit technology is an ideal choice for urban operators.”