The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the tender to procure 100 three-door double-deck Euro 6 diesel buses to two tenderers - Alexander Dennis (Singapore) Services Pte. Ltd. and ST Engineering Land Systems Ltd. Details of the awarded contracts are as follows:
a. 50 three-door double-deck buses to Alexander Dennis (Singapore) Services Pte. Ltd. for a contract sum of about S$34 million; and
b. 50 three-door double-deck buses to ST Engineering Land Systems Ltd for a contract sum of about S$30 million
Double-deck Euro 6 three-door buses
2. LTA carried out a trial of three-door buses earlier, under which Tower Transit operated a three-door double-deck bus on Service 143 from March to September 2017, and SMRT Buses operated a three-door single-deck bus on Services 190 and 901 from June 2017 to January 2018. Commuters generally welcomed the additional door on these buses as it made boarding and alighting smoother and quicker.
3. Due to the encouraging results of the trial, LTA called a tender to procure 100 three-door buses in May 2018.
4. After evaluating all bids based on criteria including price, tenderers’ experience, track record, technical capabilities and compliance with local regulations, LTA has awarded the contracts to Alexander Dennis (Singapore) Services Pte. Ltd. and ST Engineering Land Systems Ltd. Both of them are our existing bus suppliers, accounting for about 4% and 23% of our public bus fleet respectively.
5. The buses will arrive in Singapore in batches and be deployed on the road starting from next year.
Annex: Artist’s Impressions of the Three-Door Buses