Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CRRC Sifang C151C

class of electric multiple units in Singapore

The Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CRRC Qingdao Sifang C151C[2] is the sixth generation of rolling stock to be introduced on the East West Line and North South Line of Singapore. 12 trains were purchased and were delivered between 2017 and 2019, where the trains were tested before starting full service in 2019.[3][4]

Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CRRC Qingdao Sifang C151C
ManufacturerKawasaki Heavy Industries
CRRC Qingdao Sifang
Built atQingdao, Shandong, China
Constructed2017 - 2019
Entered serviceSeptember 2018
Number built72 vehicles (12 trainsets)
Formation6 per trainset
Fleet numbers701/702–723/724
Capacity1920 Passengers
Operator(s)SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Ulu Pandan
East Coast (Future)
Line(s) served EWL  East West Line (Future)
 NSL  North South Line
Car body constructionAluminium-alloy construction
Car length23.5 m (77 ft 1+14 in)
Width3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)
Height3.7 m (12 ft 1+58 in)
Doors1,450 mm (57+116 in), 8 per car
Maximum speed90 km/h (56 mph) (design)
80 km/h (50 mph) (service)
Traction systemTBA (possibly IGBT-VVVF or SiC-VVVF)
Electric system(s)750 V DC third rail
Current collection methodCollector shoe
Safety system(s)Thales SelTrac® Moving Block Communications-based train control (CBTC), ATC with subsystems of ATO GOA 3 (DTO), ATP, NetTrac ATS, CBI[1]
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

The first of the 12 trains was delivered on 27 October 2017. The interior design was shown on 28 February 2018 at the Tuas Depot with two trains on display. When all trainsets start running it will bring the total number of trains running on the NSEWL to 198 trainsets, up from the previous 186 trainsets. The first 3 C151C trainsets started running on 30 September 2018 on the North-South Line.[5] 3 more commenced service by end-2018, and the remaining 6 started services in early 2019.

Design change

The C151C will be the first Mass Rapid Transit rolling stock on the NSEWL to be fitted with fold-up seats, and a new Route Map Display also found in the CT251 on the Thomson-East Coast Line.[6]

The C151C retains most of the features of the C151B trains but with a different livery. It's the second train to follow the LTA's livery rules (the first was the C951) and the first train on the North South & East West Lines to use it. Unlike the C151B before it , it is finished in black for the upper body and white for the lower body, separated by a red and green stripe, which are the NSEWL colours. Unlike the C151A and C151B which has the SMRT Logos on the front, the C151C trains has the Land Transport Authority logos on its body. The front headlights have been replaced by LEDs but retained the placement like the C151B, but the C151C sports a black front from the older trains before C151A trains, albeit in a straight line like the C751B for the C151C.

Train Formation change

The configuration of a C151C in revenue service is DT-M1-M2-M2-M1-DT

Cars of C151C
car type Driver Cab Motor Collector Shoe car length
mm ft in
DT 23,830 78 ft 2.2 in|
M1 22,800 74 ft 9.6 in|
M2 22,800 74 ft 9.6 in|

The car numbers of the trains range from x701 to x724, where x depends on the carriage type. Individual cars have a 4 digit serial number. A complete six-car trainset consists of an identical twin set of one driving trailer (DT) and two motor cars (M1 & M2) permanently coupled together. For example, set 705/706 consists of carriages 3705, 1705, 2705, 2706, 1706 and 3706.

  • The first digit identifies the car number, where the first car has a 3, the second has a 1 & the third has a 2.
  • The second digit is always a 7, part of the identification numbers
  • The third digit and fourth digit are the train identification numbers. A full length train of 6 cars have 2 different identification numbers. For example, 705/706 (normal coupling) or 705/720 (cross coupling).
    • Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CRRC Qingdao Sifang built sets 701-724.

Related pages change

References change

  1. Fang, Joy (2 February 2012). "Coming: $600m upgrade for MRT system/New train measures a 'catch-up'". My Paper. pp. A2, A6. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  2. "LTA Singapore Orders 12 MRT Trains (72 cars) for North-South/East-West Lines | Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd". 2016-04-29. Archived from the original on 29 April 2016. Retrieved 2017-06-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. hermesauto (28 February 2018). "'Tip-up' seats on new MRT trains to allow for more passenger standing room". The Straits Times.
  4. "Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CSR Qingdao Sifang C151C | Land Transport Guru". Land Transport Guru. 2016-02-29. Retrieved 2018-05-29.
  5. "New MRT trains with tip-up seats now in service". The Straits Times. 30 September 2018. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  6. "12 More Trains to Boost Capacity of North-South and East-West Lines". Land Transport Authority. 22 September 2015.