posted on 4th Sep 2020 11:42
On 3 September 2020 Bombardier Transportation announced that it will upgrade the communication systems on 92 three-car MOVIA metro trainsets for Singapore’s Downtown Mass Rapid Transit line (DTL), as part of the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) line extension plan. The upgrade will include digitalising the Dynamic Route Map Display (DRMD) from LED to LCD to improve the travelling experience for commuters, installing a Train Control Monitoring System (TCMS) and Automatic Track Inspection (ATI) system software update to increase system performance, and other communication tools will also be enhanced.
The fleet of 92 driverless MOVIA metro trains was delivered to the DTL between 2013 and 2017. The trains operate underground on one of the world’s longest driverless MRT systems which is 42 km long, serves 34 stations and connects commuters to the city every day. With this upgrade contract, DTL commuters will benefit from advanced passenger information systems including the Train-borne Travel Information System (TTIS), Automatic Train Announcement System (ATAS) and Events Recorder (EVR).