Bombardier MOVIA C951
The Bombardier MOVIA C951 is the first generation of rolling stock for the Downtown Line and is fully automated.

The use of medium-frequency converters instead of the conventional converters result in weight savings, and each train has an overall weight reduction of 5 tonnes. This would translate to fleet-wide energy savings of 2000MWh per year, enough to power 430 HDB flats.

The trains are made out of high capacity aluminum car bodies, resulting in slow-life cycle costs. This makes the train 90% recyclable at the end of its life-cycle.

A total of 88 trains of three cars each have been ordered. Currently, the trains are progressively being delivered to Singapore, and are housed in Kim Chuan Depot.


The train sports a white exterior with flat, slanted sides. The head of the train is designed such that they are aerodynamic.

The colour of the seats are yellow, lime green and baby blue in the three different cars and are designed with ergonomic curves. The reserved seats, catered for commuters with special needs, are differentiated in red.
Perch Seats

Two seats beside the gangway area have been changed to perch seats, which creates wider standing space for commuters.
Viewing Space on Emergency Exit

The front of the train features an extra window cut into the emergency exit door giving passengers a view of the tunnel, similar to the Circle Line trains.

Grab-handles at doorways

Provide support for passengers boarding or alighting the trains and for passengers standing near the doors.
Three Rows of Overhead Handgrips

Three rows of handgrips are positioned along the aisles of the train cabins to provide standing passengers with increased support.
Brighter Gangway

The spotlights located at the gangway help improve lighting conditions, especially during emergencies.
Wheelchair Bay

Two wheelchair bays have been allocated for each train which are indicated by a handicap sticker. They are located in the second car, at doors 5 and 8. The Passenger Communication Unit located at the wheelchair bay is positioned lower as compared to the other units, enabling wheelchair-bound passengers to gain access to the feature.
Dynamic Route Map Display

The dynamic route map display panels provide commuters with their route information throughout their journey. It also indicates which side the doors will open.
Train Travel Information System

The LED and LCD display panels shows useful travel information to passengers, such as in-train announcement texts, current and next train stations which the train will call at.
Passenger Communication Unit

The Passenger Communication Unit is located at the side of each door, and is positioned lower as compared to trains along other lines. The unit allows commuters to contact the train staff in an emergency.
Builder Plate

The builder plate lists the companies involved in the manufacture of the train, and also the year it was built.
Platform Gap Width Reduction

The bottom of each doors have a frangible gap made of rubber that protrudes out, reducing the platform-train gap. This helps to prevent passenger accidents due to the platform gap.

Technical Specifications
Manufacturer Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles Co Ltd
Number of Cars 219
Car body Construction High capacity aluminium
Car length 23 metres
Width 3.2 metres
Height 3.68 metres
Maximum Speed 90 km/h (Design); 80 km/h (Service)
Weight 38.3 tonnes (without load)
Electric System 750 Volts (Direct Current) - 3rd Rail
Gauge Standard Gauge (1435 millimetres)

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