The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded two separate contracts for the procurement of new trains for Sengkang-Punggol LRT (SPLRT) and the expansion of its depot facilities.
Procurement of 17 New Two-car Trains
2 The first contract, valued at around $439 million, has been awarded to Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. Consortium. It covers the procurement of 17 new two-car trains for SPLRT along with the provision of signalling system, guideway system and depot equipment for the expanded depot.
3 The current SPLRT fleet consists of 16 two-car trains and 25 one-car trains. The new trains will progressively replace the existing one-car trains, increasing passenger capacity on the SPLRT network to better serve residents and meet long-term public transport demand in Sengkang and Punggol towns. The 17 new trains are expected to be delivered progressively from 2024 to 2027.
Design and Construction for SPLRT Depot Expansion
4 To increase its stabling capacity and create more space for maintenance facilities, the 3.5-hectare SPLRT depot will be expanded to 11.1 hectares. Situated above the North East Line’s depot in Sengkang, the expanded SPLRT depot will also include two new reception tracks to shorten train launching time, and three new traction power substations to support the operations of the two-car trains.
5 The civil contract for the design and construction for the expansion of the SPLRT depot has been awarded to Sato Kogyo (S) Pte. Ltd. at a contract value of around $157 million.
6 Sato Kogyo has an established track record in undertaking infrastructure and building projects locally and abroad. The company was previously involved in the construction of Upper Thomson station on the Thomson-East Coast Line as well as Bencoolen, Mattar and Bedok North stations on the Downtown Line.
7 Depot expansion works for SPLRT will commence in the first quarter of this year and are expected to complete by 2027.