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SPORE TO REPLACE OLD MRT TRAINS FROM THE 1987 FLEET

According to a Facebook post by LTA, Singapore will be replacing their old fleet of MRT Trains who arrived in 1987 to a newer fleet of 106 trains.

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The new fleet of trains are designed in Germany, manufacture and assembled in China and also consists of parts from all over the world such as the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

The new trains also comes with new features and they include:

  • An integrated suite of condition monitoring features to aid pre-emptive maintenance
  • Commuter-friendly features such as refreshed LCD screens displaying train travel information

They are designed in green and red stripes, the colour of the North South and the East West Line, which are the first two lines in operation in the MRT history of Singapore.

These trains are now undergoing testing and they should be ready to be in use by end 2022.

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Currently, two out of the 106 trains have been delivered.

Here is what LTA posted

“Cue the #DrumRoll~ ๐Ÿฅ The first two of the new North-South and East-West Line (#NSEWL) trains are home! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿš†๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ #ThisIsHomeTruly #ExcitedMuch

Theyโ€™re part of the fleet of 106 new trains thatโ€™ll replace the ones that started operating since 1987. #RailRenewal #PassingOnTheBaton ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

These new trains also come with:
๐Ÿ› ๏ธ An integrated suite of condition monitoring features to aid pre-emptive maintenance
๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿผ Commuter-friendly features such as refreshed LCD screens displaying train travel information

#DoYouKnow that these trains are in fact โ€œinternational citizensโ€? ๐ŸŒ The design was conceptualised in Germany before they were manufactured and assembled in China, and their parts were sourced from various countries including United Kingdom, France and Germany. #Hallo #NiHao #Hello #Bonjour ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

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Decked out in green and red stripes ๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ which are iconic of the #NSEWL, as well as LTAโ€™s livery, the trains will now undergo a series of rigorous testing and commissioning works ๐Ÿ”จ before theyโ€™re ready to serve you from end-2022. ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

#StayTuned for more updates and in the meantime, check out some behind-the-scene shots of the journey of our newest trains below! ๐Ÿ˜‰ #ThereRailBeMore”

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Image source: Land Transport Authority/Facebook

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