Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CSR Qingdao Sifang C151B

The Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CSR Qingdao Sifang C151B trains are the fifth generation of rolling stock for the North South and East West Lines.

45 trains of six cars each were purchased, and have been in passenger service since 16 April 2017. The trains are currently housed in Bishan, Ulu Pandan, Changi and Tuas Depots.


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At a Glance

Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CSR Qingdao Sifang C151B

North South Line

East West Line

Built 2015 - 2017

45 trains of 6 cars each, numbered 601/602 to 689/690

Trains maintained by SMRT Trains

History

Contract 151B for the design and building of 45 trains was awarded to the consortium of Kawasaki Heavy Industries and CSR Qingdao Sifang on 23 August 2012.

Similar to the C151A trains, Kawasaki Heavy Industries oversees the project and design while CSR Qingdao Sifang handles the manufacturing and testing of the rolling stock.

These trains were purchased to further increase the capacity of the North South and East West Lines with the upgraded moving block signalling system by Thales. It is also to cope with the projected increase in demand of the East West Line once the Tuas West Extension opens in 2017.

As the C151B trains are only equipped with Thales SelTrac CBTC signalling system, they are only put into service on the North South Line in 2017. The first C151B train entered service on 16 April 2017, together with the Sunday full day trial of the new signalling system.

Due to the split of the East West Line in November 2017, some C151B trains were put into service onto the Tuas West Extension stretch of the East West Line. With the commencement of the new signalling system on the whole of the East West Line, these trains were then also put into service on the whole line on 6 May 2018.

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Design

Exterior

The C151B trains carry SMRT's new pixelated livery: a white background, with a black band and yellow band sandwiching the red band down the middle.

The body of the train is similar to the C151A trains, with a difference at the headlights and taillights.

The train numbers are displayed on a yellow LED display at the top of the right windscreen.

Interior

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

Similar to the C151A trains, from the train ends to the middle cars, they are coloured pink (with red), baby blue (with blue), and turquoise (with emerald).

Features

Wheelchair Bay

Wheelchair Bay

Two wheelchair bays are located in the middle of every C151B train at doors 12 and 13.

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

Gangway Lights

Gangway Lights

Gangway lights are installed to illuminate the gangway area of the train cars.

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 at Doorways

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

Door Closing Indicator

Door Closing Indicator

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

STARiS 2

STARiS 2

STARiS 2 is installed in all C151B trains. Liquid Crystal Displays and LED door opening indicators were built into the panels above all 48 doors of the train.

It provides commuters with their route information throughout their journey, and indicates which side the doors will open.

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Builder Plate

Builder Plate

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

It is located at both ends of the train.

Emergency Exits

Emergency Exits

Emergency exits are located at both ends of the train.

The emergency exit ramp will be deployed in an emergency.

Emergency Communication Button

Emergency Communication Button

Emergency Communication Buttons are located at the side of the train doors to contact the train staff in an emergency.

Technical Specifications

DT
M1
M2
M2
M1
DT

DT: Driving Trailer (unpowered); M1/M2: Motor car

Manufacturer
Kawasaki Heavy Industries
CSR Qingdao Sifang
Number Built
270 cars (45 trains)
Train Numbers
601/602 - 689/690
Car Body Construction
Aluminium-alloy double-skinned construction
Traction Control
IGBT-VVVF (Fuji Electric)
Line Voltage
750V DC (nominal) from third rail
Gauge
Standard gauge (1435mm)
Maximum Speed
90km/h (design)
80km/h (service)
Train Length
139m (6 cars)
Car Length
23.83m (DT)
22.80m (M1/M2)
Width
3.2m
Height
3.7m
Train Weight
229.8t (tare condition/unladen)
Doors
1.45m wide, 8 per car
Seating Capacity
292 seats

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