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25 Jul 2018
News Releases
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has purchased 66 new trains for the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL), with the option of long-term service support, worth approximately $1.2 billion from Bombardier (Singapore). These new six-car trains will replace the 66 first-generation trains that have been serving commuters since the NSEWL commenced operations in 1987. For more information, please refer to the attached release.
4 Jul 2018
News Releases
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is pleased to unveil the first Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) train today. The train arrived at Mandai Depot on 25 May 2018. Since then, the carriages have been coupled up in Mandai Depot and LTA has started the process of train testing. For more information, please refer to the attached factsheet.
30 Apr 2018
News Releases
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a contract worth approximately S$250 million to Alstom for the purchase of six North East Line (NEL) and 11 new Circle Line (CCL) trains to cater for additional capacity when the North East Line Extension (NELe) and Circle Line 6 (CCL6) begin operations in 2023 and 2025 respectively. With the new trains, the existing NEL fleet will be expanded by 14% from 43 to 49 trains and the existing CCL fleet will increase by 17% from 64 to 75 trains. For more information, please refer to the attached news release.
28 Feb 2018
News Releases
As part of ongoing efforts to revitalise our existing rail lines, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has been renewing our existing trains and injecting new trains into the MRT network. This will help to improve rail reliability and provide additional capacity to meet growing commuter demand, especially on our oldest North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL). For more information, please refer to the attached release.

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