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Siemens to supply signaling technology for metro line extension in Singapore

Extending the world´s longest fully automated suburban metro line, Singapore Downtown line 3.

"With this project, Singapore's Downtown line is not only the world's longest suburban automated metro line, but it is also benefiting from the most advanced CBTC technology. This enables the operator to strengthen the capacity and availability of the network, and contributes to improve the passenger experience of up to half a million people commuting every day," said Michael Peter, CEO of the Siemens Mobility Division.
Siemens successfully commissioned the first 3 sections of Downtown Line (DTL) in Singapore, that is now considered the world's longest suburban metro line fully automated. The first section of the line, the DTL 1, with more than 4 kilometers, was opened in December 2013 and comprises 6 stations between Chinatown and Bugis. DTL 2, the second section, with 12 stations and 16.6 kilometers, 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 and it is the longest section with 3 interchange stations in MacPherson, Tampines and Expo. With the opening of this new section, a significant improvement in the connectivity between residential and industrial areas is achieved.
The customer Land Transport Authority (LTA) awarded Westinghouse (today Siemens) in 2008 the contract for the supply, installation and commissioning of the signaling system for the DTL, which includes CBTC technology for the 34 stations and 92 trains, and the Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) system, Controlguide Rail 9000.
The core of the fully automated signaling system of the line is Trainguard Sirius CBTC, an automated train protection and operation system from Siemens with many advantages as a reduction of the interval between trains, which increments the line's transport capacity. In case of an eventual incident, the CBTC system is able to continue to be operative thanks to its exclusive backup mode based on a speed codes Automated Train Protection (ATP system), able to maintain safely train operation.
The Downtown Line, which has a total length of 42 kilometers and comprises 34 stations, transports up to 500,000 passengers per day with a fully automated technology and connects East and West of the island with the Central Business District (CBD) and with Marina Bay area.

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