Alstom Metropolis C851E (North East Line)

The Alstom Metropolis C851E (NEL) trains are the third generation of rolling stock for the North East Line.

6 trains of six cars each were purchased and will be put into service in 2024.

The new trains are equipped with condition monitoring systems to gather data from equipment on the trains, enabling continuous monitoring of the health of the equipment to allow the operator to carry out predictive maintenance for the trains.


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At a Glance

Alstom Metropolis C851E (NEL)

North East Line

Built 2020 - Current

6 trains of 6 cars each, numbered 7087/7088 to 7097/7098

Trains maintained by SBS Transit

History

Contract 851E for the design and building of 11 new Circle Line and 6 new North East Line trains was awarded to Alstom Transport on 30 April 2018. The initial tender for contract 851E only included the 11 Circle Line trains, with the additional 6 new North East Line trains added in the modified contract terms.

These trains are purchased to cater for additional capacity when the North East Line Extension (NELe) and Circle Line 6 (CCL6) begin operations in 2023 and 2025 respectively.

The trains are manufactured and assembled in Alstom's manufacturing facility in Barcelona, Spain. The first train arrived Singapore on 4 April 2021 and the trains will undergo testing and commissioning before they are put into service when NELe opens, boosting the fleet size by 14% from 43 to 49 trains.

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Design

Exterior

The C851E (NEL) trains carry the standard Land Transport Authority livery on its exterior: a white and black background, with the line colours of the North East Line down the lower half of the exterior.

Photo: Land Transport Authority

Technical Specifications

DT
Mp
Mi
Mi
Mp
DT

DT: Driving Trailer (unpowered); Mp/Mi: Motor car

Manufacturer
Alstom Transport
Number Built
36 cars (6 trains)
Train Numbers
7087/7088 - 7097/7098
Car Body Construction
Welded aluminium
Line Voltage
1500V DC (nominal) from overhead catenary
Gauge
Standard gauge (1435mm)
Maximum Speed
100km/h (design)
90km/h (service)
Train Length
138.5m (6 cars)
Car Length
23.65m (DT)
22.80m (Mp/Mi)
Width
3.2m
Height
3.7m
Doors
1.45m wide, 8 per car

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