SINGAPORE (Metro Rail News): According to sources, operator SMRT has signed an integrated fleet services contract for Bombardier Transportation to provide 10-years of long-term support for the 636 Movia metro cars which it will be supplying for the North-South and East-West lines of Singapore Metro from 2021 onwards. There is a clause in the deal that the agreement can be extended for a further 20 years.
In July 2018 Land Transport Authority awarded Bombardier Transportation an initial base contract to supply 66 six-car trainsets for the lines, and this was followed an order for 240 more cars.
“We are proud to continue playing such a major role, contributing to Singapore’s public transport network and supporting our customer’s ambitious expansion plan to grow its rail network to 360 km by the 2030s”, said Jayaram Naidu, President of Bombardier Transportation’s Southeast Asia Region, on this occasion.
‘‘This order demonstrates the confidence Land Transport Authority and SMRT have in our industry-leading services capabilities. We will maintain their assets to the highest levels of reliability and availability throughout their lifecycle”, said one official.