Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has invited bids to supply 53 four-car trains for the new Thomson Line of the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit system. The successful bidder will design, manufacture, test, and commission the trains, as well as put them into service. The construction work on the 30 km underground north–south line is expected to start in phases from the third quarter of 2013. Phase I will cover three stations that will link the north of Singapore between Woodlands North and Woodlands South with an interchange at Woodlands by 2019. The line will extend south to connect the Circle Line with six stations in Phase II by 2020. The entire line covering 23 stations that will connect Orchard, Outram Park, and Marina Bay to Gardens by the Bay is scheduled to be completed by 2021. The last date for bid submission is August 29, 2013.