Bombardier INNOVIA APM100 (C801A)

The Bombardier INNOVIA APM100 (C801A) trains are the second generation of rolling stock for the 14-station Bukit Panjang LRT.

13 train cars were purchased and housed in Ten Mile Junction Depot, and have been in passenger service since 19 November 2014. The trains operate in both single and double car formations.

Operating on the CITYFLO 550 system by Bombardier Transportation, the trains operate 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.


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At a Glance

Bombardier INNOVIA APM100 (C801A)

Bukit Panjang LRT

Built 2013 - 2015

13 train cars, numbered 120 to 132

Trains maintained by SMRT Trains

History

The Land Transport Authority and SMRT first announced plans to purchase additional trains for the Bukit Panjang LRT on 28 July 2011.

Contract 801A for the design and building of the trains was awarded to Bombardier Transportation.

The C801A trains are similar to the first generation Bombardier INNOVIA APM100 C801 trains on the Bukit Panjang LRT. The first two C801A trains entered service on 19 November 2014.

The 13 additional trains would increase the capacity of the line by about 50%, allowing more double-car trains to be put in service. Headways between Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Panjang LRT stations will be reduced from 2.5 minutes to 2.2 minutes during the peak hours, while headways for the loop between Petir and Senja stations (in both directions) will also be reduced from 5 minutes to 4.4 minutes during the peak hours.

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 retrofitting of 13 existing Bombardier INNOVIA APM100 C801A train cars by 4Q 2022.

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Design

Exterior

The exterior of the train has a white colour scheme, with SMRT's new livery.

Interior

The seats have a colour scheme of lime green. The reserved seats, catered for commuters with special needs, are differentiated in red.

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.

Features

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.

Reserved Seats

Reserved Seats

Reserved seats are differentiated in red, signalling commuters to give these seats to those who need them more.

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.

Builder Plate

Builder Plate

The builder plate lists the companies involved in the manufacture of the train, and also the car number.

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.

Intercom

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

Technical Specifications

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M: Motor car

Manufacturer
Bombardier Transportation
Number Built
13 cars
Train Numbers
120 - 132
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
12.8m
Width
2.8m
Height
3.4m
Doors
2.0m wide, 4 per car
Seating Capacity
16 seats per car

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