Press Room










24 Apr 2018
News Releases
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SMRT will conduct trials of the new Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling system during East-West Line (EWL) passenger service hours on five Sundays from 29 April 2018 to 27 May 2018. For more information, please refer to the joint news release attached.
15 Nov 2017
News Releases
This morning at about 8.18am, a train heading in the direction of Tuas Link Station stopped at Joo Koon Station to detrain passengers due to an anomaly in the train signalling system. At 8.19am, a second train stopped 10.7 metres behind the first stationary train. This is in accordance with the safety protocol of the signalling system protection that ensures safe stopping distance between two trains. At 8.20am, after detrainment, the first train’s doors closed and before this train could move off, the second train, activated by the signalling system, moved towards the first train and hit it. Thales, LTA and SMRT are investigating the incident. For more information, please refer to the attached joint statement.
26 Oct 2016
News Releases
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the civil contract to Lum Chang Building Contractors Pte. Ltd. to build a new platform at Tanah Merah Station and viaducts for a contract sum of approximately S$325 million. Together with the construction of a new platform, existing East-West Line MRT tracks will also be extended to connect to the new four-in-one East Coast Integrated Depot at Changi. For more information, please refer to attached news release.
22 Sep 2015
News Releases
The Land Transport Authority has awarded a contract worth approximately S$136.8 million to Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd/CSR Qingdao Sifang Co. Ltd/Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Consortium for the purchase of 12 six–car trains for the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL). For more information, please refer to the attached news release.
23 Sep 2011
News Releases
LTA has awarded the first Tuas West Extension civil contract C1685 for the construction of Tuas Depot to Jurong Primewide Pte Ltd at a contract sum of S$237.1 million. Please refer to the attached release for more information.