Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CRRC Qingdao Sifang C151C

The Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CRRC Qingdao Sifang C151C trains are the sixth generation of rolling stock for the North South and East West Lines.

12 trains of six cars each were purchased, and have been in passenger service since 30 September 2018. The trains are currently housed in Bishan, Ulu Pandan, Changi and Tuas Depots.


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At a Glance

Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CRRC Qingdao Sifang C151C

North South Line

East West Line

Built 2018

12 trains of 6 cars each, numbered 701/702 to 723/724

Trains maintained by SMRT Trains

History

Contract 151C for the design and building of 12 trains was awarded to the consortium of Kawasaki Heavy Industries and CRRC Qingdao Sifang on 22 September 2015.

Similar to the C151A and C151B trains, Kawasaki Heavy Industries oversees the project and design while CRRC 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, enabling both lines to reach the maximum capacity of the new system.

The first train, 701/702, was delivered into Singapore on 27 October 2017, and the first two trains entered service on 30 September 2018.

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Design

Exterior

The exterior the C151C trains carry the standard Land Transport Authority livery: a white and black background, with the line colours of both the North South and East West Lines down the middle.

The body shell of the train is the same as the C151B trains.

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 and C151B trains, from the train ends to the middle cars, they are coloured pink (with red), baby blue (with blue), and turquoise (with emerald).

Features

Tip-up Seats

Tip-up Seats

The tip-up seats can be lifted up to create more standing space for commuters, increasing the capacity during peak periods.

Wheelchair Bay

Wheelchair Bay

Two wheelchair bays are located in the middle of every C151C 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 C151C 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.

Current Collector Device Shear-Off Detection

Current Collector Device

In case of an incident where the Current Collector Device (CCD) is sheared off, the on-board Train Integrated Management System (TIMS) will be promptly updated to allow the train captain and engineers to take prompt remedial action.

Technical Specifications

DT
M1
M2
M2
M1
DT

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

Manufacturer
Kawasaki Heavy Industries
CRRC Qingdao Sifang
Number Built
72 cars (12 trains)
Train Numbers
701/702 - 723/724
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
Doors
1.45m wide, 8 per car
Seating Capacity
280 seats (208 normal seats + 72 tip-up seats)

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