Alstom to supply the trackwork for the extension of the East-West metro line in Singapore
Posted: 14 March 2012 | Alstom | No comments yet
Alstom awarded contract for the East-West metro line extension…
The Land Transport Authority of Singapore has awarded Alstom a contract for the East-West metro line extension – known as the Tuas West extension – worth around €40 million.
Tuas West extension works include the design, supply and installation of a 7.5 km double track on viaduct and aluminium 3rd rail, 4 elevated stations, plus the track in the Tuas depot which consists of 18.5 km of single track, mainly in ballast. The construction of the trackwork is scheduled for completion in 2016. Following its completion, Joo Koon station will be connected to Tuas Link station. The Tuas West extension is set to serve 100,000 passengers a day and reduce travelling time by up to 35 minutes.
Alstom has been present in Singapore since 1964 and is a key player in the local market, having participated in the construction of key railway projects such as the North East Line (NEL) and the Circle Line (CCL), the world’s longest automatic underground metro. It is currently constructing the trackwork for Downtown Line phase 1 & 2, Singapore’s 5th MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) line, including the stabling tracks for the Gali Batu Depot which will provide its maintenance services.
The company employs nearly 500 people with almost 40% in the Transport sector – the majority as engineers and technicians -, providing important local expertise in electrification, signalling, safety and railway telecommunications.
“Our success in Singapore demonstrates our commitment to remain competitive whilst ensuring that we meet our customers’ needs for today and tomorrow”, declared Dominique Pouliquen, Alstom Transport Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific.