Mitsubishi Crystal Mover (C810/C810A)

The Mitsubishi Crystal Mover is an automated people mover (APM) system for airports and light rail applications manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and is based on the Japanese APM standard.

The C810 and C810A trains are Singapore's second variant of LRT cars, which operates on both the Sengkang and Punggol LRT lines.

A total of 57 train cars were purchased under contracts 810 and 810A, operating across the two LRT Lines and are housed in Sengkang Depot.

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.


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At a Glance

Mitsubishi Crystal Mover (C810/C810A)

Sengkang LRT

Punggol LRT

Built 2001 - 2002, 2016

57 train cars, numbered 01 to 57

Trains maintained by SBS Transit

History

Contract 810

Contract 810 for the design and building of the trains was awarded to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

The Light Rail Transit (LRT) system was developed to extend the reach and accessibility of the MRT network.

41 train cars were bought for the Sengkang and Punggol LRT, which commenced service on 18 January 2003 and 29 January 2005 respectively.

Contract 810A

Contract 810A for the design and building of the trains was awarded to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

The C810A trains are similar to the first generation Mitsubishi Crystal Mover C810 trains on the Sengkang and Punggol LRT. The first two C810A trains entered service on 5 April 2016.

The 16 additional train cars is an effort by the Land Transport Authority to increase the capacity of the line by about 40%, boosting train capacity during peak hours.

Upgrading for dual-car train system

Between 2013 and 2015, 16 of the existing single car C810 trains were modified to be coupled for 2-car operations. Modifications are required to the signalling system and trains for dual-car service. Two seats from both ends of the train car were replaced with a signalling box, housing the new signalling equipment. The dual-car train system was commissioned for revenue service on 5 January 2016 for the Sengkang LRT and 29 December 2016 for the Punggol LRT.

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Design

Exterior (C810)

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

The front of the train is designed such that it reflects the modern look of Sengkang and Punggol.

The windows of the train are also tinted turquoise.

Interior

The interior has a colour scheme of red and blue.

It also features a viewing space at both ends of the train, on the emergency exits.

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

Features

Viewing Space + Emergency Exits

Viewing Space + Emergency Exits

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

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

The emergency exit ramp will be deployed in an emergency.

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.

Additional hand grips were installed in selected trains.

Grab-Handles at Doorways

Grab-Handles Doorways

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

LED Travel Information Displays

LED Travel Information Display

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

Intercom

Intercom

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

Emergency Stop Button

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

Modifications

Signalling Upgrade + 2-Car Train Operation

Signalling Upgrade + 2-Car Train Operation

16 C810 trains were upgraded for 2-car operations.

Two seats from both ends of the train car are replaced with a signalling box, housing the new signalling equipment.

Technical Specifications

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M: Motor car

Manufacturer
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Number Built
41 cars (C810)
16 cars (C810A)
Train Numbers
01 - 41 (C810)
42 - 57 (C810A)
Car Body Construction
Welded Aluminium-alloy
Traction Control
IGBT-VVVF
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
11.2m (1 car) or 22.4m (2 cars)
Car Length
11.2m
Width
2.7m
Height
3.6m
Train Weight
14.9t (tare condition/unladen)
Doors
2.0m wide, 4 per car
Seating Capacity
18 seats per car (C810)
14 seats per car (C810 after re-signalling project)
14 seats per car (C810A)

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