LTA Singapore Expanding Capacity of Sengkang-Punggol LRT System

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) Singapore has chosen Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to enhance the capacity of the automated guideway transit (AGT) system used on the Sengkang-Punggol light rapid transit (LRT) lines.

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The Sengkang-Punggol LRT system connects two stations on Singapore’s mass rapid transit (MRT) North East Line to these residential areas.

The LRT system’s capacity is being expanded to accommodate rising numbers of travellers coming from these fast-growing districts.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering (MHIENG) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific (MHI-AP) will supply 17 new two-car trainsets, a signalling system, guideway system and vehicle maintenance equipment.

MHIENG will co-ordinate with its Singapore-based technical service centre on this project, which was established within MHI-AP last April to provide more localised services.

Kenji Terasawa, President and CEO of MHIENG, said:

“Since delivering the vehicles and system to inaugurate Singapore’s Sengkang-Punggol LRT system in 2003, we have continued to support LTA by enhancing the system’s transport capacity and providing a wide range of after-sales services. These include supply of additional vehicles to accommodate two-car linked operations and upgrade of the rolling stock workshop.

“We look forward to building upon our long-standing relationship with LTA through this expansion project that will help meet growing demand while continuing to ensure reliable transportation.”