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 delivered into Singapore from 2020 onwards.
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.
Alstom Metropolis C851E (NEL)
North East Line
Built 2020 - Current
6 trains of 6 cars each
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, and will be progressively shipped to Singapore from 2020. Thereafter, 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.
DT: Driving Trailer (unpowered); Mp/Mi: Motor car