Alstom Metropolis C830C

The Alstom Metropolis C830C trains are the second generation of rolling stock for the Circle Line.

24 trains of three cars each were purchased and housed in Kim Chuan Depot, and have been in passenger service since 26 June 2015.

The automated CBTC system on board relies on "continuous two-way digital communication" between each controlled train and the control centre.


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At a Glance

Alstom Metropolis C830C

Circle Line

Built 2014 - 2016

24 trains of 3 cars each, numbered 841 to 864

Trains maintained by SMRT Trains

History

Contract 830C for the design and building of the trains was awarded to french company Alstom Transport on 1 February 2012.

The trains are designed by Alstom Transport and manufactured by Shanghai Alstom Transport and Shanghai Alstom Electrical Equipment. The trains are similar to the first generation Alstom Metropolis C830 trains on the Circle Line. The first four C830C trains entered service on 26 June 2015.

The 24 additional trains for the Circle Line is an effort by the Land Transport Authority to increase the capacity of the line by 60%, thus boosting the train frequencies during the peak hours.

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Design

Exterior

The exterior of the train is similar to the C830 trains, with a black livery and a red strip through the whole train. The design of the train is also curved, giving it a more streamlined look.

A yellow LED display at the top left corner of the train's head is used to indicate the train numbers.

Interior

There are three colour schemes in the train cars, with each colour applied to one car of the train.

The colour of the seats uses a single shade of yellow, khaki and navy blue in the three different cars.

The reserved seats, catered for commuters with special needs, are differentiated in red.

Features

Platform Gap Width Reduction

Platform Gap Width Reduction

The bottom of each doors have a gap reducer made of rubber that protrudes out, reducing the platform-train gap.

This helps to prevent passenger accidents due to the platform gap.

Reserved Seats

Reserved Seats

The reserved seats, catered for commuters with special needs, are differentiated in red.

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 the tunnel through the windscreen.

The emergency exit ramp will be deployed in an emergency.

Wheelchair Bay

Wheelchair Bay

Two wheelchair bays are located in the middle car of every C830C train at doors 5 and 8.

Gangway Lights

Gangway Lights

Spotlights are installed to illuminate the gangway area of the train cars, and increases visibility during emergencies.

Overhead Hand Grips

Overhead Hand Grips

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

Grab-Handles at Doorways

Grab-Handles Doorways

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

Door Closing Indicator

Door Closing Indicator

Yellow alert lights that are positioned above each door will light up when the doors are closing.

Dynamic Route Map Display

Dynamic Route Map Display

The dynamic route map display panels provide commuters with their route information throughout their journey.

It also indicates which side the doors will open.

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Train Travel Information System

Train Travel Information System

The Train Travel Information System shows useful travel information to passengers, such as the current and next train stations which the train will call at, the terminal station and other useful travel messages.

These displays are a wider version of the ones found on the C830 trains.

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Builder Plate

Builder Plate

The builder plate lists the company involved in the manufacture of the train.

Emergency Communication Button + Door Unlock Handle

Emergency Communication Button + Door Unlock Handle

Emergency Communication Buttons are located at the side of the train doors to contact the train staff in an emergency.

It is integrated with the Emergency Door Unlock Handle.

Technical Specifications

Mc1
Tc
Mc2

Mc: Motor car; Tc: Trailer car (unpowered)

Manufacturer
Alstom Transport
Shanghai Alstom Transport
Shanghai Alstom Electrical Equipment
Number Built
72 cars (24 trains)
Train Numbers
841 - 864
Car Body Construction
Welded aluminium
Traction Control
IGBT-VVVF (Alstom ONIX)
Line Voltage
750V DC (nominal) from third rail
Gauge
Standard gauge (1435mm)
Maximum Speed
90km/h (design)
78km/h (service)
Train Length
70.1m (3 cars)
Car Length
23.65m (Mc1/Mc2)
22.80m (Tc)
Width
3.2m
Height
3.7m
Doors
1.45m wide, 8 per car
Seating Capacity
146 seats

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