Bombardier INNOVIA APM 100 (C801)

The Bombardier INNOVIA APM 100 (C801) trains are Singapore's first variant of LRT cars, which operates on the 14-station Bukit Panjang LRT.

19 train cars have been in passenger service since 6 November 1999 and operate in both single and double car formations. The trains are housed in Ten Mile Junction Depot.

These trains were Singapore's first driverless trains, operating on the CITYFLO 550 system by Bombardier Transportation. It operates on an exclusive elevated guideway, unhampered by automobile and pedestrian traffic. Its rubber tyres are extremely quiet as compared to the metal wheels of the MRT.


At a Glance

Bombardier INNOVIA APM 100 (C801)

Bukit Panjang LRT

Built 1998 - 1999

19 train cars, numbered 101 to 119

Trains maintained by SMRT Trains


Contract 801 for the design and building of the trains was awarded to Adtranz as the CX-100, which was later acquired by Bombardier Transportation and renamed to the Bombardier INNOVIA APM 100 in 2001.

19 train cars were bought for the Bukit Panjang LRT, which commenced service on 6 November 1999.

The Light Rail Transit (LRT) system was developed to extend the reach and accessibility of the MRT network, which was approved on 10 February 1996. The C801 trains were Singapore's first driverless trains and ran on an exclusive elevated guideway.

Renewal of the Bukit Panjang LRT System

The Land Transport Authority awarded Bombardier Transportation the contract to renew the Bukit Panjang LRT System on 7 March 2018.

The contract involves a re-signalling upgrade to the Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) CITYFLO 650 signalling system, and also the replacement of the 19 existing C801 trains with the new Bombardier INNOVIA APM 300 automated people mover cars by 4Q 2022.





The exterior of the train has a white and turquoise colour scheme, with a red band along the bottom.

The windows of the train are also tinted blue.


The seats have a single colour scheme of turquoise.

The train features a viewing space at both ends of the train, which also serves as an additional seating space.

It comes with wider doors, allowing a faster rate of boarding and alighting. The spacious interior also allows a higher passenger capacity.


Smart Windows

Smart Windows

The train cars are equipped with smart windows (with the exception of the front windows).

The windows will mist within 6 metres (20 feet) of residential buildings, which eliminates privacy concerns.

Viewing Space

Viewing Space

Both ends of the train features a viewing space.

The viewing space allows passengers to have a view of Bukit Panjang through the windscreen.

Overhead Hand Grips

Overhead Hand Grips

Overhead hand grips are positioned along the aisles of the train cabins to provide standing passengers with increased support.

LED Travel Information Displays

LED Travel Information Display

The LED Travel Information display provides commuters with their route information throughout their journey.

It is located above every train doors.

Emergency Next Station Stop

Emergency Next Station Stop

The Emergency Next Station Stop buttons, which are located at the side of the train doors, stops the train at the next station in an emergency.


Intercoms are located at both ends of the train to contact the train staff in an emergency.

Technical Specifications


M: Motor car

Bombardier Transportation
Number Built
19 cars
Train Numbers
101 - 119
Line Voltage
600V AC (nominal) from power rail
Rail Type
Centrally-mounted guide rail
Maximum Speed
55km/h (design)
48km/h (service)
Train Length
12.8m (1 car) or 25.6m (2 cars)
Car Length
Train Weight
16.5t (tare condition/unladen)
28.8t (fully laden)
2.0m wide, 4 per car
Seating Capacity
16 seats per car