This is Hyundai Rotem’s first contract in Singapore and the supplier will manufacture the trains in Korea. The trains will feature three 1.5m-wide doors, wider than those used on the network’s existing metro trains. They will also include designated space for wheelchair users and strollers. Delivery will commence in mid-2024.

The trains will be equipped with advance condition monitoring and diagnostics systems to detect faults. Some trains will also be equipped with an automated track inspection system to monitor the real-time condition of rails for defects, helping the line’s future operator to develop a predictive and preventative maintenance programme.

Hyundai Rotem is set to use existing sub-suppliers of rolling stock used in Singapore to provide continuity of spare part supply, improving the efficiency of operations at maintenance depots.

The 24km automated Jurong Region Line is Singapore’s ninth metro line. The entirely elevated line will have 24 stations and will connect western Singapore, serving Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Jurong Industrial Estate, Jurong Innovation District, Pandan Reservoir and the future Tengah area. The line will also serve Jurong Lake District, supporting plans to transform the area into Singapore’s western business district.

The line is scheduled to open in three stages from 2026 onwards, carrying 200,000 passengers per day initially, rising to 500,000 when the full line is in operation.

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