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.
Bombardier MOVIA C951
Built 2013 - Current
92 trains of 3 cars each
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.
The train sports a white exterior with flat, slanted sides.
The head of the train is designed such that they are aerodynamic.
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.
Seats at the ends of each train car have been changed to perch seats, creating wider standing space for commuters.
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.
Stickered with four eye-catching designs that carry messages to encourage commuters to give up their seats to those who need them more.
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.
Spotlights are installed to illuminate the gangway area of the train cars, and increases visibility during emergencies.
Three rows of hand grips are positioned along the aisles of the train cabins to provide standing passengers with increased support.
Red LED lights that are positioned above each door will light up when the doors are closing.
The dynamic route map display panels provide commuters with their route information throughout their journey.
It also indicates which side the doors will open.
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.
DM: Driving Motor; T: Trailer (unpowered)