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Rail Group wins £123 million signalling contract in Singapore

Posted 07 November 2008

Invensys Rail Group wins £123 million signalling contract in Singapore

Westinghouse Brake & Signal Holdings Ltd (Westinghouse), part of Invensys Rail Group (IRG), has signed a contract with the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) to install signalling on Singapore’s new Downtown Line. The contract is valued at S$288 million (approximately £123 million).

This new line is part of the major mass transit project to support the Land Transport Masterplan for Singapore's transport system.  Part of the exciting vision of the Masterplan is to double the network of the Rapid Transit System from today's 138km to 278km by 2020.  By then, Singapore’s commuters will be within five minutes' walk (or on average 400 metres) to an RTS station within the Central area.

The Downtown Line will be built in three stages with Stage 1 to be completed by 2013, Stage 2 by 2015 and Stage 3 in 2016. When fully completed, the Downtown Line will enhance connectivity of the Rapid Transit System network and facilitates direct travel from the north-western and eastern areas of the island to the Central Business District and the Marina Bay.

Westinghouse will be responsible for providing the signalling system and platform screen doors, including automatic train operation and automatic train supervision (ATS). The system will include the SIRIUS CBTC (Communications Based Train Control) solution for automatic train control, WESTRACE electronic interlockings and a Systematics ATS.

Alistair McPhee, Managing Director of Westinghouse, said

"We have had a long and successful relationship with LTA spanning over 20 years and I am delighted to be able to maintain and build an ever stronger partnership with LTA through the award of this prestigious contract.”

About Singapore Land Transport Authority

Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) is the statutory board under the Ministry of Transport that spearheads land transport development in Singapore.  LTA builds infrastructure under government remit and then hands over the operation of the infrastructure to a Metro Operating Company.  The LTA develops infrastructure for multiple modes of transport, including rail and roads.

The Invensys Rail Group

The Invensys Rail Group is a global leader in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of safety-related rail signalling and control systems and other rail signalling products for mainline, metro and freight railways.