The Bombardier INNOVIA APM 300 C801B trains are the third generation of rolling stock for the Bukit Panjang LRT.
19 train cars were purchased and it will be housed in Ten Mile Junction Depot and put into service from 2021. The trains operate in both single and double car formations.
Operating on the CITYFLO 650 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.
The new trains will also be equipped with better air-conditioning performance, eco-friendly LED lights, a more efficient Alternating Current (AC) propulsion motor and a Train Control Management System for real-time train condition monitoring.
Bombardier INNOVIA APM 300 C801B
Bukit Panjang LRT
Built 2021 - Current
19 train cars, numbered 133 to 151
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) awarded Bombardier Transportation the contract to renew the Bukit Panjang LRT System on 7 March 2018.
Contract 801B for the design and building of 19 Bombardier APM 300 trains was awarded to CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems and the manufacturing will take place in Wuhu (Anhui province, China).
These new trains will replace the 19 existing first generation Bombardier APM 100 C801 trains that have been in service since the opening of the Bukit Panjang LRT
In tandem with the purchase of the new trains and the renewal works, SMRT Trains will also trial an arrangement with Bombardier to provide a long-term service support for the BPLRT system for the next 10 years, allowing Bombardier to provide more expedient technical and logistic support as well as spares supply to BPLRT. Bombardier will also provide training for BPLRT maintenance staff and crew to build up expertise and improve the maintenance regime for the new system.
The C801B trains feature a lightweight aluminium car body structure with the Land Transport Authority livery on its exterior.Photo: Land Transport Authority
M: Motor car