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Siemens Mobility awarded approximately SGD450 million contract to deliver CBTC for Singapore’s 8th and longest fully-underground MRT Cross Island Line

Siemens Mobility has been awarded a contract worth about SGD 450 million by the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) to provide the Signaling system and full-height platform screen doors (PSD) system on the Cross Island Line (CRL).

Above: Key information of Siemens Mobility's approximate SGD450 million contract with Land Transport Authority for Cross Island Line.

Constructed in several phases, Siemens Mobility will implement a Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) signaling system and PSD system across CRL’s Phase 1 (CRL1), Phase 2 (CRL2) and Punggol Extension. The signaling system will feature Siemens Mobility’s Trainguard CBTC solution, modern interlocking Westrace MKII and Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) Rail9k to support the maximum grade of automation, GoA 4, and allow fully unattended train operation along around 50 kilometers of track and 21 stations of CRL1, CRL2 and Punggol Extension.
“Thanks to the Land Transport Authority for the continued trust given to Siemens Mobility. This CRL award is a demonstration of our commitment to enhancing Singapore's mass transit network, meeting the growing demand of Singapore’s rapid urbanization and rising expectations from commuters. We remain committed to contributing to a people-centric mass transit system by strengthening our partnerships and the local competency growth,” said Michel Obadia, CEO of Siemens Mobility Asia-Pacific. 
Technology Based Solution for Optimized Operations
The Trainguard CBTC system is Siemens Mobility high-performance CBTC solution which lets operators maximize their network capacity and throughput. The radio-based technology provides real-time data on vehicle position and speed conditions, allowing system operators to safely increase the number of vehicles on a rail line. 
Additionally, the technology precisely locates each train on the tracks and controls speed, improving safety for passengers, while also providing the ability for continuous updates on system status, that results in fewer delays and up-to-date travel information. The Trainguard CBTC system is currently being used for the Downtown Line (DTL) and upcoming Jurong Region Line (JRL) in Singapore, as well as in other global projects in Turkey, Brazil, and Spain.
Well-Established Presence in Singapore
Well-Established Presence in Singapore This project will build on the already well-established relationship Siemens Mobility has with Singapore. That includes -
  • the signaling system, depot equipment and power electrification for the upcoming Jurong Region Line (JRL),
  • power electrification, signaling system and the CBTC simulation facility for the Downtown Line (DTL),
  • power electrification equipment for two other MRT projects: Circle Line Stage 6 and North-East Line extension,
  • as well as depot equipment for the East Coast Integrated Depot, which is the first in the world to integrate three train depots and one bus depot within the same compound.

For this press release

Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in intelligent transport solutions for more than 175 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio. Its core areas include rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, a comprehensive software portfolio, turnkey systems as well as related services. With digital products and solutions, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability. In fiscal year 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, Siemens Mobility posted revenue of €9.7 billion and had around 38,200 employees worldwide. Further information is available at:
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Yvonne Yeo (Asia-Pacific)

Siemens Mobility Pte Ltd

+65 8186 3684