Ecological features of the Metro express Project

The Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) is designed to be eco-friendly and energy efficient, with no pollution and greenhouse emission. It will have Energy Saving devices for a lighting control system with occupancy sensors and timers, amongst others. High efficacy LED light fixtures will be used in the Metro Stations and buildings, and regenerative braking will be utilised for the LRV to conserve energy.

The trains are designed with materials selected based on their recyclability and ease of dismantling at the end of their operating life and also according to the functional, technical and regulatory requirements as per the contract drafted by the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise.

The tracks, he pointed out, are designed to have minimum operational noise and vibration; and comprise other sustainability aspects such as an auto car wash system for the cleaning of the LRV; a water recycling system from the car wash; rain water harvesting with attenuation tank and balancing pond at the Depot, amongst many others.  The Metro Express Project will have a minimum impact on the environment while adding that provision has been made for at least three tree saplings to be planted for each tree located on the alignment that is felled. Moreover, a new Recreational Park is also being set up at Ebène to make up for the loss of the Promenade Roland Armand.

With regards to the type, size and capacity of the trains/trams, they will be of “Urbos 100” LRV type and will be bi-directional, with 100% low-floor LRVs, comprising seven modules each. The LRV, electrified by Overhead Cables, will have a total capacity of around 400 passengers with a seating capacity for 78 passengers and around 344 standing passengers. The initial launching of the LRV system is scheduled in September 2019 for Phase 1, from Rose Hill to Port Louis whereby eight LRVs will be operational.

 

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