S$749m contract awarded for 91 trains on Thomson, Eastern Region line

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a contract worth about S$749 million for the purchase of 91 new four-car trains for the Thomson and Eastern Region lines.

The fully automated and driverless trains will be the first in Singapore to have five doors on the sides of each car for smoother boarding and alighting. Existing train cars have four doors on each side.

The Eastern Region Line will begin from Marina Bay, through residential estates of Tanjong Rhu, Marine Parade, Siglap, Bedok South and Upper East Coast, and link them to Changi in the east. It will run together with the future Thomson Line as one continuous line.

Have a look at this (unofficial) diagram for an overview of how the MRT system will look like in the future.

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