Bombardier awarded $880 million contract to replace 66 Singapore subway trains
The trains are slated to arrive in 2021 replacing 66 first-generation trains, which have been in service for over 30 years.
According to the city-state’s Land Transport Authority, Singapore has bought 66 trains from Canadian engineering magnate Bombardier, in a contract worth S$1.2 billion ($880 million).
The new trains will feature a variety of IIOT related functions, including a preventative maintenance system (If only the TTC knew about this) and sensors that transmit data back to back to a server that can identify emerging faults to be fixed before they occur. The trains are also equipped with a self-test system that automatically checks that the trains are fit for operation before daily service commences.
What’s even more interesting is that four of the 66 trains will come equipped with Automatic Track Inspection system, which uses cameras, lasers and sensors to help detect any problems with the railway.
The new trains are slated to arrive in 2021 and will replace 66 first-generation trains, which have been in service from the time the transportation service started over 30 years ago.