The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded two contracts, with a combined value of SGD650 million, for works on the Cross Island Line (CRL) project, an upcoming Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in Singapore. The first contract, worth SGD450 million was awarded to a consortium comprising Siemens Mobility and Siemens Rail Automation S.A.U. to supply the signalling system and platform screen doors (PSD) system for the line.

Scope of work includes the design, manufacture, installation, and testing of a communication-based train control (CBTC) signalling system which will allow trains to run at shorter intervals.

The second contract, worth SGD200 million, was secured by ST Engineering Urban Solutions (ST Engineering) to install the integrated supervisory control system (ISCS) and communications system for the CRL. The communication system will support various sub-systems, including the video surveillance, public address, and travel information system.

The 50 km CRL, which is scheduled to open in 2030, will be Singapore’s longest totally underground line, carrying 600,000 passengers daily.