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December 26, 2015 19:30 ET

Bombardier Celebrates Start of Services for the New MOVIA Metro Fleet on the Downtown Line Stage 2 in Singapore

- Downtown Line Stage 2 opened to passengers today with 111 new BOMBARDIER MOVIA Metro cars

- Bukit Panjang LRT system upgrade work completed with new BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM vehicles to provide feeder services to the Downtown Line

- Singapore deliveries reinforce Bombardier's position as a world leading provider of driverless urban transit and integrated mobility solutions

SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 27, 2015) - Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation is today celebrating with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore and operator SBS Transit (SBST) the opening of the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 2 for passenger services. Bombardier delivered all of the 111 BOMBARDIER MOVIA Metro cars (37 three-car trains) for the DTL2 one week ahead of its delivery milestone.

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation, along with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore and operator SBS Transit (SBST), is today celebrating the opening of the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 2 for passenger services. Bombardier delivered all of the 111 BOMBARDIER MOVIA Metro cars (37, three-car trains) for the DTL2 one week ahead schedule.

Pierre Attendu, President, Division Systems & Asia/Australia at Bombardier Transportation, said, "Our congratulations go to the Land Transport Authority and SBS Transit on today's opening of the Downtown Line Phase 2. Bombardier's MOVIA Metro and INNOVIA APM solutions are benefitting Singaporeans by providing easier, faster and more eco-friendly travel to the city and beyond, providing truly integrated mobility and showcasing Bombardier as a leading supplier of driverless urban transit technologies for Asia's growing cities."

Bombardier Transportation's Ivan Louis Fernandez, Project Director, Singapore Downtown Line, added, "There has been great collaboration between LTA and Bombardier to deliver these projects and we are looking forward to continuing to work together with LTA on DTL Phase 3. Our team is committed to delivering more exceptional MOVIA Metro trains with the highest levels of performance, reliability and availability."

The 42 km underground DTL is the fifth Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in Singapore. It is being delivered in three stages. Stage 1, a 4.3 km long section with six stations, opened in 2013 with 24 MOVIA Metro cars (eight 3-car trains) supplied by Bombardier. The new DTL2 is 16.6 km long with 12 stations, including interchange stations at Little India, Newton, Botanic Gardens and Bukit Panjang. The new trains for DTL Stage 3 will be delivered to LTA by Bombardier next year.

Complementary to the MRT network, the Bukit Panjang Light Rapid Transit (BPLRT) feeder system connects residents from Singapore's Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Panjang districts to the DTL2 at a significant interchange at the Bukit Panjang station. Last month, Bombardier also completed a project to upgrade the BPLRT. The 7.8 km INNOVIA APM 100 automated people mover system first opened in 1999 with 19 vehicles and the BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 550 fixed block train control system. In 2012, LTA ordered an additional 13 INNOVIA vehicles, as well as upgrades to the signalling and communications systems, as part of a project to increase capacity on the system.

The MOVIA Metro trains on the DTL feature industry-leading BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies that help to address the challenges of sustainable mobility and total train performance. This includes the BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion technology with its regenerative braking capabilities to reduce energy consumption and optimize system performance. An intelligent air-conditioning system also contributes to energy savings whilst ensuring passenger comfort by regulating the temperature according to passenger loading requirements. Each DTL train is approximately five tonnes lighter than the existing fleet and the vehicles are up to 90 per cent recyclable at the end of their 30-year lifespan.

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Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology and offers the broadest portfolio in the industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling. The company also provides complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility. It provides integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 37,700 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

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