Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CRRC Qingdao Sifang CT251

The Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CRRC Qingdao Sifang CT251 trains are the first generation of rolling stock for the Thomson-East Coast Line.

91 trains of 4 cars each are bought for the Thomson-East Coast Line, which will be fully automated. The trains will commence service in 2019.

The trains will be housed in Mandai Depot, and the new East Coast Integrated Depot in the future.

All information in this page are based on the mock-up of the train and may change in the future.


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At a Glance

Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CRRC Qingdao Sifang CT251

Thomson-East Coast Line

Built 2019 - Current

91 trains of 4 cars each, numbered 2001 to 2091

Trains maintained by SMRT Trains

Preliminary information

Information provided on this page is preliminary information, based on the manufacturer's mock-up and proposed design.

The final design and specifications of the train may vary.

History

Contract T251 for the design and building of the trains was awarded to the consortium of Kawasaki Heavy Industries and CRRC Qingdao Sifang (formerly CSR Qingdao Sifang) on 28 May 2014. Kawasaki Heavy Industries is responsible for the overall train design and CRRC Qingdao Sifang is responsible for producing the train body shell and the final assembly.

Bearing similarities to the Bombardier MOVIA C951 and Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CSR Qingdao Sifang C151A trains, 91 CT251 trains of 4 cars each will cover the 31-station 43km Thomson-East Coast Line, which will be completed in stages from 2019 to 2024.

The mock-up of the train was brought in by Kawasaki and CSR Sifang for the Land Transport Authority to feedback and evaluate on the CT251 train. The first train, PV005, was delivered into Singapore on 25 May 2018, and the rest of the trains will be delivered subsequently.

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Design

Exterior

The train sports a white exterior with flat, slanted sides.

The head of the train is designed such that they are aerodynamic.

The livery of the train matches the line colour of the Thomson-East Coast Line.

Interior

There are two colour schemes in the train cars, with each colour applied to two cars of the train.

The colour of the seats are yellow and lime green. The colour scheme may change in the actual trains.

The reserved seats, catered for commuters with special needs, are differentiated with a different shade.

These trains will also feature five doors per side per car, allowing a faster alighting and boarding process.

Features

Perch Seats

Perch Seats

Perch seats are located at the ends of each train car, creating a wide standing space for commuters.

Tip-up Seats

Tip-up Seats

The tip-up seats can be lifted up to create more standing space for commuters, increasing the capacity during peak periods.

Reserved Seats

Reserved Seats

The reserved seats, catered for commuters with special needs, are differentiated with a different shade.

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 of every CT251 train, at doors 10 and 11.

The Passenger Communication Unit is positioned lower, enabling wheelchair-bound passengers to gain access to the feature.

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

Red LED 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.

Train Travel Information System

Train Travel Information System

The LED display panels shows useful travel information to passengers, such as current and next train stations which the train will call at.

Builder Plate

Builder Plate

The builder plate lists the companies involved in the manufacture of the train, and also the year it was built.

Passenger Communication Unit

Passenger Communication Unit

The Passenger Communication Unit is located at the side of each train doors to contact the train staff in an emergency.

Technical Specifications

DM1
M
T
DM2

DM: Motor car; M: Motor car; T: Trailer car (unpowered)

Manufacturer
Kawasaki Heavy Industries
CRRC Qingdao Sifang
Number Built
364 cars (91 trains)
Train Numbers
2001 - 2091
Car Body Construction
Welded aluminium
Line Voltage
750V DC (nominal) from third rail
Gauge
Standard gauge (1435mm)
Maximum Speed
100km/h (design)
90km/h (service)
Train Length
92.9m (4 cars)
Car Length
23.65m (DM)
22.80m (M∓T)
Width
3.2m
Height
3.68m
Train Weight
153t (Train)
40t (Motorised Car), 33t (Trailer Car)
Doors
1.45m wide, 10 per car
Seating Capacity
156 seats

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