Bombardier to Deliver Additional Trains for Singapore Downtown Line

  • Driverless BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro is shaping the future of mass transit travel in Singapore
  • 15 additional trains to better meet service levels and travel demand

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that in consortium with its Chinese Joint Venture Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles Company Ltd (CBRC) it has received an order for 45 driverless MOVIA metro cars from the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA). The order is valued at approximately 119 million Singapore dollars (75 million euro, $96 million US). Bombardier’s share is valued at approximately 46 million Singapore dollars (29 million euro, $37 million US). Bombardier Transportation owns 50% of CBRC’s shares.

Deliveries will form part of the existing contract delivery of the Downtown Line (DTL) project and are expected to end in 2016. The new metro cars will be assembled at the facilities of Bombardier’s joint venture, Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles Company Ltd, in Changchun, China. With the new order, a fleet of 264 fully automated MOVIA metro cars will run underground on the world’s longest driverless mass rapid transit line at 42 km.

“Our MOVIA metros will shape the future of Singapore mass transit travel at a time when many more people in the city are expected to shift to this stylish, efficient and reliable mode of transportation,” said Kristian Mikkelsen, President of Rolling Stock Asia, Bombardier Transportation. “We look forward to a long and successful relationship with LTA and appreciate the collaboration and teamwork demonstrated during the project delivery. We are committed to offering the highest levels of quality, performance and reliability to help improve connectivity on Singapore’s rail network. To date, we have delivered five trains within schedule under the DTL project.”

Bombardier’s expertise as a major supplier of metro cars is evident around the world, with more than 3,900 MOVIA metro cars ordered to date. Every year, Bombardier metros transport more than 7 billion people in cities like New York, Montréal, Toronto, Paris, London, Berlin, Bucharest, Stockholm, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, New Delhi and many others.

The MOVIA metro vehicles integrate the world’s most advanced technologies in metro vehicle manufacturing, such as stainless steel carbodies and the reliable BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion and control system featuring IP technology. The MOVIA metros are developed from a standardised platform, which ensures a high degree of reliability, safety and maintainability while providing low life-cycle cost. Original, stylish and fully accessible, the MOVIA metro offers values and services that are second to none.

About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance for operators and passengers. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

About Bombardier
Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8 billion. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Photo: Singapore DTL project team ensuring that Bombardier trains are delivered on time

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