Mitsubishi Crystal Mover (C810 & C810A)

The Mitsubishi Crystal Mover (C810 & C810A) trains are the first and second generation of rolling stock for the Sengkang-Punggol LRT lines.

These rubber-tyred automated people mover (APM) trains, also referred to as light rail vehicles (LRV), are designed for small-scale automated guideway transit (AGT) systems.

57 train cars operate across the 14-station Sengkang LRT and the 15-station Punggol LRT, which opened for passenger service in 2003 and 2005.

Based on the Japanese APM standard, these trains operate on an exclusive elevated guideway, unhampered by road and pedestrian traffic.

Compared to the metal-wheeled MRT trains, these APM trains are fitted with rubber tyres and are extremely quiet during operations.

Utilising Kyosan's APM Signalling Automatic Train Control (ATC) signalling system, the trains are capable of fully automated train operations and can run without any train attendant on board.

At a Glance

Mitsubishi Crystal Mover (C810 & C810A)

Sengkang LRT

Punggol LRT

Built 2001 - 2002, 2016

57 train cars, numbered 01 to 57

The Mitsubishi Crystal Mover (C810 & C810A) trains are maintained by SBS Transit.



Contract 810

Contract 810 to supply new APM trains was awarded by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to the consortium of Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. on 4 July 1998.

41 train cars were purchased for the 10.7-kilometre long Sengkang LRT and the 10.3-kilometre long Punggol LRT, which commenced passenger service on 18 January 2003 and 29 January 2005.

16 first generation C810 train cars were modified to allow dual-car train operations under Contract 810A in 2013.

Contract 810A

Contract 810A for capacity expansion works was awarded by the LTA to the consortium of Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. on 22 May 2013.

The contract includes the supply of 16 new train cars and modification works to 16 existing C810 trains to allow dual-car train operations, as part of efforts by the LTA to boost the line's capacity by about 40 per cent during peak hours.

The second generation C810A trains are of a similar spec to the first generation C810 trains, and the first two trains entered passenger service on 5 April 2016.

Upgrade Works for Dual-car Train Operations

Contract 810A, that was awarded on 22 May 2013, also includes modification and upgrade works to the existing 16 first generation C810 trains.

The modification and upgrade works enable dual-car train operations and required upgrades to the power supply and signalling system of the Sengkang-Punggol LRT lines.

Dual-car train operations commissioned for passenger service on 5 January 2016 for the Sengkang LRT and 29 December 2016 for the Punggol LRT.





The exterior of the train has a dual colour scheme of dark blue and white.

The front of the train is designed to reflect the modern look of Sengkang and Punggol.

The windows of the train are also tinted turquoise.

The exterior of the Mitsubishi Crystal Mover (C810) for the Sengkang-Punggol LRT lines. The exterior of an unmodified first generation C810 train.


The interior has a colour scheme of red and blue and features a viewing space integrated with an emergency exit ramp at both ends of the train.

These trains have much wider doors for faster boarding and alighting.

Its spacious interior also allows for a higher passenger capacity.

The interior of the Mitsubishi Crystal Mover (C810) for the Sengkang-Punggol LRT lines. The interior of an unmodified first generation C810 train.



LED Travel Information Displays

The LED Travel Information Displays provide commuters with their route information throughout their journey.

Overhead Hand Grips

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

Additional hand grips were installed in selected trains.

Grab-Handles at Doorways

Provides support for passengers boarding or alighting the trains and for passengers standing near the doors.


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

Viewing Space + Emergency Exits

Both ends of the train feature a viewing space and an emergency exit.

The viewing space allows passengers to view Sengkang or Punggol through the windscreen.

The emergency exit ramp will be deployed in an emergency.

Emergency Stop Button

The Emergency Stop button, located at the ends of the train, stops the train at the next station during an emergency.


Signalling System Upgrade

16 first generation C810 trains were upgraded for dual-car train operations.

Two seats at both ends of the train car were replaced with a signalling box housing the new signalling equipment.

Technical Specifications


M: Motor car

Mitsubishi Corporation
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Number Built
41 cars (first generation)
16 cars (second generation)
Train Numbers
01 - 41 (first generation)
42 - 57 (second generation)
Car Body Construction
Welded Aluminium-alloy
Traction Control
Line Voltage
750V DC (nominal) from power rail
Rail Type
Side-mounted guide rail (3200mm) on broad gauge (1850mm)
Maximum Speed
80km/h (design)
70km/h (service)
Train Length
11.84m (1 car)
23.68m (2 cars)
Car Length
Train Weight
14.9t (tare condition/unladen)
2.0m wide, 4 per car
Seating Capacity
18 seats per car (unmodified first generation)
14 seats per car (modified first generation)
14 seats per car (second generation)