Bombardier MOVIA C951

The Bombardier MOVIA C951 trains are the first generation of rolling stock for the Downtown Line.

92 trains of three cars each have been purchased under contracts 951 and 951A, and are housed in Kim Chuan and Gali Batu Depots.

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.

Currently, 45 out of the 92 trains are in operation, with the rest rolling out when the Downtown Line 3 opens.

At a Glance

Bombardier MOVIA C951

Downtown Line

Built 2013 - Current

92 trains of 3 cars each

Trains maintained by SBS Transit

History

Contract 951 and 951A for the design and building of the trains was awarded to Bombardier Transportation.

The trains are designed and manufactured by Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles. The first nine C951 trains entered service on 22 December 2013, with the Downtown Line 1.

An initial order of 73 trains were purchased under contract 951. As the Land Transport Authority anticipated more demand for the Downtown Line in the future, an additional 15 Bombardier MOVIA trains are purchased under contract 951A with no comparable differences. An additional 4 Bombardier MOVIA trains were later purchased on top of the initial 88 trains.

As of 5 May 2016, all 92 trains have been completed at the Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles factory. The remaining trains in the factory are expected to be delivered by mid 2017.

Lines

Design

Exterior

The train sports a white exterior with flat, slanted sides.

The head of the train is designed such that they are aerodynamic.

Interior

There are three colour schemes in the train cars, with each colour applied to one car of the train.

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.

Features

Perch Seats

Perch Seats

Seats at the ends of each train car have been changed to perch seats, creating wider standing space for commuters.

Platform Gap Width Reduction

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.

Reserved Seats

Reserved Seats

Stickered with four eye-catching designs that carry messages to encourage commuters to give up their seats to those who need them more.

Viewing Space + Emergency Exits

Viewing Space + Emergency Exits

Both ends of the train features a viewing space and an emergency exit.

The viewing space allows passengers to have a view of the tunnel through the windscreen.

The Emergency Exit Ramp will be deployed in an emergency.

Wheelchair Bay

Wheelchair Bay

Two Wheelchair Bays are located in the middle car of every C951 train, at doors 5 and 8.

The Passenger Communication Unit is positioned lower, enabling wheelchair-bound passengers to gain access to the feature.

Gangway Lights

Gangway Lights

Spotlights are installed to illuminate the gangway area of the train cars, and increases visibility during emergencies.

Overhead Hand Grips

Overhead Hand Grips

Three rows of hand grips are positioned along the aisles of the train cabins to provide standing passengers with increased support.

Grab-Handles at Doorways

Grab-Handles Doorways

Provide support for passengers boarding or alighting the trains and for passengers standing near the doors.

Door Closing Indicator

Door Closing Indicator

Red LED lights that are positioned above each door will light up when the doors are closing.

Dynamic Route Map Display

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

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.

Builder Plate

Builder Plate

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

Passenger Communication Unit

Passenger Communication Unit

The Passenger Communication Unit is located at the side of each train doors to contact the train staff in an emergency.

It is positioned lower as compared to trains along other lines.

Technical Specifications

DM1
T
DM2

DM: Driving Motor; T: Trailer (unpowered)

Manufacturer
Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles
Number Built
276 cars (92 trains)
Car Body Construction
Welded aluminium
Traction Control
IGBT-VVVF (Bombardier MITRAC)
Line Voltage
750V DC (nominal) from third rail
Gauge
Standard gauge (1435mm)
Maximum Speed
90km/h (design)
80km/h (service)
Train Length
70.1m (3 cars)
Car Length
23.65m (DM1/DM2)
22.80m (T)
Width
3.2m
Height
3.7m
Train Weight
115t (tare condition/unladen)
210t (fully laden)
Doors
1.45m wide, 8 per car
Seating Capacity
130 seats

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