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 2024 and 2026 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.

Interior

The interior is largely similar to the second generation Alstom Metropolis C751C train cars.

A uniformed interior colour scheme of purple is implemented across the whole train.

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 two cars of every C851E (NEL) train at doors 9 and 16.

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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Visual Passenger Information System

Visual Passenger Information System

Visual Passenger Information System is installed in all C851E (NEL) trains.

It provides commuters with their route information throughout their journey.

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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

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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