Rail Opportunities in Singapore

An Expert's View about Transportation and Storage in Singapore

Posted on: 5 Oct 2010

The announcements by the Singapore Government in 2008 to double the network present excellent opportunities for UK companies in many areas.

Sector briefing Rail Opportunities in Singapore Why Singapore? For Singapore to realise its aspirations to become a thriving global city, its transport infrastructure is critical. So far Singapore has developed an excellent transport system with good rail, road and bus links. The infrastructure that it has developed is both Singapore is modern and efficient. The Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) forms the backbone of Singapore?s rail network which spans the island. The MRT initially opened in 1987, making it the second oldest in South East Asia. Since opening, the MRT has been expanded and is the key element of ?To date the Singapore Singapore?s transportation system. The government has spent over ridership for the MRT is currently 1.952m S$13bn on developing the 138km passengers per day, as opposed to the bus network which carries 3.085m. network. It is currently spending another S$20bn on the Circle Find general information on the Singapore?s Line, Downtown Line and Boon market conditions on UKTI?s website. [insert Lay Extension) to expand the link to country landing page]. The Doing Business Guide for Singapore gives an coverage by 50% to 215km...? overview of Singapore?s economy, business culture, potential opportunities and an introduction to other relevant issue. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Rail opportunities in Singapore The Circle Line Stage 3 that connects Bishan on Opportunities the North-South Line and Serangoon station on the NEL was opened for revenue service on 28 The announcements by the Singapore May 2009. More stations on the Circle Line Government in 2008 to double the network such as the Thomson and West Coast Stations present excellent opportunities for UK will be opened subsequently to enhance the companies in the areas of Advanced reach and connectivity of the Circle Line, and Engineering Studies, Architectural / allow more people to benefit from the MRT. Engineering Consultancy Contracts, Electrical and Mechanical System Contracts It will be operated by SMRT and Alstom is Construction Contracts. providing the rolling stock. It is expected to have 500,000 passengers per day. Land Transport Authority Downtown Line The government authority responsible for road and rail is Land Transport Authority (LTA). LTA The Downtown Line (DTL) will be built in three is a government agency under the Ministry of stages, with Stage 1 to be completed in 2013, Transport. LTA is responsible for all land Stage 2 to be completed in 2015 and Stage 3 transportation projects and for delivering in 2016. When fully completed, the DTL will Singapore?s long term goal of a world class enhance the connectivity of the Rapid Transit transport infrastructure. System network and facilitates direct travel from the northwestern and eastern areas of the Current Network island to the Central Business District and the Marina Bay. The DTL is projected to see a daily Currently there are 4 lines ? North-South; ridership of more than half a million when in East-West, North-East, Circle Lines and 2 light full operation. rail systems. To date the Singapore government has spent over S$13bn on The Downtown Line is currently in its early developing the 138km network. It is currently stages of construction, the 40-kilometre spending another S$20bn on the Circle Line, Downtown Line (DTL) will have 33 stations, Downtown Line and Boon Lay Extension to connecting the north-western and eastern expand the coverage by 50% to 215km. regions of Singapore to the new downtown at Marina Bay and the CBD. In early 2008 the Singapore government announced many new projects to be developed DTL1 will be complete by 2013 and is 4.3km in which will double the length of network to length with 6 stations. LTA announced S$1.2bn 278km and increase the density from today?s of projects in November 2008 ? Westinghouse level of 31km per million population to 51km Platform Screens and Doors of the UK won per million population by 2020. This will make £124m. it comparable to cities like London, New York, and surpassing Hong Kong and Tokyo. Within DTL2 will be 16.6km in length with 12 stations the central area, commuters will be able to and be completed by 2015. access an RTS station within 400m or 5 minutes walk on average. For Downtown Line 3, all 3 architectural and Engineering consultancy contract s have been Circle Line awarded. Costing $6.7 billion, the CCL will be a fully The operator for the Downtown Line has yet to underground orbital line linking all radial lines be announced ? tenders are due to be leading to the city. The line will interchange submitted later in 2009 or early 2010. LTA has with the North-South Line, East-West Line and mentioned that they are looking for other North East Line. operators to bid besides SMRT and SBS. The CCL will be 33.3 km long with 29 stations. Thomson Line Starting from the Dhoby Ghaut station, it will run through some of the busiest corridors in The next line to be delivered will be the the city and end at HarbourFront station on the Thomson Line. The 27km, 18-station Thomson North East Line. Line will run upwards from Marina Bay through UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Rail opportunities in Singapore Ang Mo Kio connecting Kim Seng, Thomson, stations with Housing and Development Board Sin Ming and Kebun Baru ?areas that do not Housing Estates. currently have a direct MRT link. The project is due to be completed by 2018. Opportunities for UK Companies In summary, works to be producred are: Tenders will be issued from Q1 2010 for - Advanced Engineering Studies architectural and engineering and consultancy - Architectural / Engineering Consultancy contracts with contracts awarded in Q2 2010. Contracts - Electrical and Mechanical System Contracts E&M Engineering Consultancy Services - Construction Contracts contracts will be tendered from Q1 2010 with awards made in Q2 2010. 10 Construction If you have any questions on the opportunities tenders will be tendered in Q3 2011 with above, contact the UKTI contacts named in this awards in Q2 2012. Electrical and Mechanical report. Business opportunities aimed Systems Tenders will be released in Q1 2012 specifically at UK companies are added daily to and awarded in Q4 2012. UKTI?s website. These leads are sourced by our staff overseas in British Embassies, High Eastern Regional Line Commissions and Consulates, across all sectors and in over 100 markets. The Eastern Regional Line (or ERL) will be 23km and 12 stations. ERL will branch out to You can be alerted to business opportunities on the right ? parallel to the East ?West Line and a regular basis by registering on the UKTI serve the residential estates of Tanjong Rhu, website. Find out more on UKTI?s business Marine Parade, Siglap, Bedok South and Upper opportunities service on the UKTI website East Coast. It will provide residents without direct access to key employment centres in CBD, Marina Bay and Changi areas. ERL will be completed by 2020. Architecture & Engineering Consultancy contracts will be tendered in Q2 2010 and awarded in Q3 2010. Construction Tenders in will be tendered in Q1 2012 and awarded Q3 2013. Mechanical Systems Tenders will be released in Q4 2012 and awarded in Q2 2013. Extensions to North-South and East-West Lines In addition the north-south, east-west lines will be extended. The north-south line will be extended one-kilometre southwards beyond Marina Bay station. The East-West line will be extended by another 14 km into Tuas in the west. The Tuas Extension?s Construction tenders will be issued in Q3 2010 and awarded in Q1 2011. Rail Operators The Singapore rail community is fairly small with a few key players. The MRT lines are operated by SMRT and SBS Transit on a concession basis. The MRT currently has 79 operating stations and has ridership of 1.952m passengers per day. The MRT is complemented by the Light Rail Transit (LRT) that links MRT UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Rail opportunities in Singapore Major events and activities UKTI contacts Rail Focus Asia Europe Neil Walker Contact: Neil Walker Senior Trade & Investment Officer Email: neil.walker@fco.gov.uk British High Commission Singapore Time: 25-26 May 2010 Tel: (65) 6424 4310 Email: neil.walker@fco.gov.uk World Urban Transport Conference www.ukti.gov.uk Contact: Neil Walker Email: neil.walker@fco.gov.uk Sarah Croft Time: 20-22 October 2010 First Secretary British High Commission Singapore Find full details of all events in this Tel: (65) 6424 4302 country and sector on the UKTI website. Email: sarah.croft@fco.gov.uk New export events are added daily to the site www.ukti.gov.uk and you can register to be alerted to them on a daily, weekly or monthly basis UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant support for eligible Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend trade shows overseas. Find out more about UKTI support for attendance at overseas events UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Rail opportunities in Singapore Next steps - How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments British companies wishing to develop their ? Organise seminars or other events for business in the Singapore market are advised you to meet contacts and promote your to undertake as much market research and company in the Chinese market planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Singapore, with its wide local knowledge and This work is available via our Overseas Market experience, can provide a range of services to Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable British-based companies wishing to grow their service which assists British-based companies business in global markets. wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. This can include: ? Provision of market information To find out more about commissioning this ? Validated lists of agents/distributors work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Key market players or potential specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website customers in the Chinese market to find contact details for your local UKTI ? 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Posted: 05 October 2010

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