Alstom Metropolis C751C

The Alstom Metropolis C751C trains are the second generation rolling stock for the North East Line.

18 trains of six cars each were purchased and housed in Sengkang Depot, and have been in passenger service since 1 October 2015.

Unique to the North East Line, the trains are powered through overhead catenary.


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At a Glance

Alstom Metropolis C751C

North East Line

Built 2014 - 2016

18 trains of 6 cars each, numbered 7051/7052 to 7085/7086

Trains maintained by SBS Transit

History

Contract 751C for the design and building of the trains was awarded to french company Alstom Transport on 1 February 2012.

The trains are designed and manufactured by Shanghai Alstom Transport, and are similar to the first generation Alstom Metropolis C830 trains on the Circle Line. The first C751C train entered service on 1 October 2015.

Utilising Alstom's Urbalis 300 CBTC system, these trains are fully automated and can run without any train attendant on-board.

The LCD screens found on board the C751A trains were also depreciated in the C751C trains. The trains feature an additional viewing space on the detrainment door at both ends of the train, allowing passengers a view of the tunnel while on board.

The 18 additional trains for the North East Line is an effort by the Land Transport Authority to increase the capacity of the line by 70%, thus boosting the train frequencies during the peak hours.

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Design

Exterior

The C751C trains have a contrasting exterior livery: a dark background at the top and white at the bottom, with a strip of orange and purple band down the middle.

The front of the train is curved, giving it a more streamlined look.

The train numbers are displayed on an orange LED display at the top of the left windscreen.

Interior

A uniformed interior colour scheme of purple is implemented across the whole train.

The reserved seats, catered for commuters with special needs, are differentiated in red.

Features

Platform Gap Width Reduction

Platform Gap Width Reduction

The bottom of each doors have a gap reducer 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

The reserved seats, catered for commuters with special needs, are differentiated in red.

Viewing Space + Emergency Exits

Viewing Space + Emergency Exits

Both ends of the train feature 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 two cars of every C751C train at doors 9 and 16.

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

Yellow alert 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.

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Visual Passenger Information System

Visual Passenger Information System

Visual Passenger Information System is installed in all C751C trains.

It provides commuters with their route information throughout their journey.

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Builder Plate

Builder Plate

The builder plate lists the company involved in the manufacture of the train.

Emergency Communication Button + Door Unlock Handle

Emergency Communication Button + Door Unlock Handle

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

It is integrated with the Emergency Door Unlock Handle.

Technical Specifications

DT
Mp
Mi
Mi
Mp
DT

DT: Driving Trailer (unpowered); Mp/Mi: Motor car

Manufacturer
Alstom Transport
Shanghai Alstom Transport
Number Built
108 cars (18 trains)
Train Numbers
7051/7052 - 7085/7086
Car Body Construction
Welded aluminium
Traction Control
IGBT-VVVF (Alstom ONIX)
Line Voltage
1500V DC (nominal) from overhead catenary
Gauge
Standard gauge (1435mm)
Maximum Speed
100km/h (design)
90km/h (service)
Train Length
138.5m (6 cars)
Car Length
23.65m (DT)
22.80m (Mp/Mi)
Width
3.2m
Height
3.7m
Doors
1.45m wide, 8 per car
Seating Capacity
296 seats

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