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 and Gali Batu Depots.

At a Glance

Bombardier MOVIA C951

Downtown Line

Built 2013 - Current

88 trains of 3 cars each

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, which 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 were 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 of Cars Built
264
Car Body Construction
Welded Aluminium
Traction Control
IGBT-VVVF (Bombardier MITRAC)
Line Voltage
750V DC (Nominal), Third Rail
Gauge
Standard Gauge (1435 millimetres)
Maximum Speed
90km/h (Design)
80km/h (Service)
Number of Cars
3 per train
Length of Train
70.1 metres
Car Length
23.65 metres (DM1/DM2)
22.80 metres (T)
Width
3.2 metres
Height
3.7 metres
Train Weight
115t (tare condition)
201t (fully loaded)
Doors
1.45 metres wide, 8 per car
Seating Capacity
148 seats

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