The Bombardier INNOVIA APM100 (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.
Bombardier INNOVIA APM100 (C801)
Bukit Panjang LRT
Built 1998 - 1999
19 train cars, numbered 101 to 119
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 APM100 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.
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 APM300 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.
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.
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 are positioned along the aisles of the train cabins to provide standing passengers with increased support.
M: Motor car