Siemens to supply signaling technology for metro line extension in Singapore
Siemens is to supply signaling technology for the planned Downtown line 3 (DTL3) extension in Singapore. The order, worth around €90m, comprises the delivery of Siemens’ Communications-Based Train Control system (CBTC) for fully automated operations (Grade of Automation 4), in two new stations and one depot.
The order also includes the Platform Screen Doors for the two stations.
The 2.2-km DTL3 extension is due for completion in 2024. With this extension, the DTL will be connected with the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL).
In 2008 the Land Transport Authority (LTA) awarded Westinghouse (today Siemens) the contract for the supply, installation and commissioning of the signaling system for the DTL.
Siemens commissioned the first three sections of the DTL. The first section of the line, the DTL1, with more than 4 km, was opened in December 2013 and comprises six stations between Chinatown and Bugis. DTL2, with 12 stations and 16.6 km, connects Bukit Panjang and Rochor since December 2015. The third section of the line, the DTL3, with 21 kilometers and 16 stations, was commissioned in October 2017.
The Downtown Line connects East and West of Singapore island with the Central Business District (CBD) and with Marina Bay area.