Hyundai Rotem J151

The Hyundai Rotem J151 trains are the first generation of rolling stock for the Jurong Region Line.

62 trains of three cars each were purchased and will be delivered into Singapore from mid-2024 onwards.

The new trains will be made up of three smaller train cars, allowing them to be more maneuverable along the tighter curves as the JRL will be passing through an already built-up area. They can also be easily reformed into four-car trainsets in the future.

To facilitate easy boarding and alighting, each train car will have three wide doors on each side at a width of 1.5 metres each, wider than trains on existing MRT lines. Each train car will also feature space for wheelchair users and strollers.

The new trains will also be equipped with advanced condition monitoring and diagnostic systems to detect train faults. Some trains will also be equipped with an Automated Track Inspection system to monitor the real-time condition of the running rail for defects.


At a Glance

Hyundai Rotem J151

Jurong Region Line

Built 2023 - Current

62 trains of 3 cars each

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.


Contract J151 for the design and building of 62 new Jurong Region Line trains was awarded to Hyundai Rotem Company (HRC) on 6 February 2020.

The new trains will be wholly designed and manufactured by HRC in South Korea, and the first train is expected to arrive in Singapore around mid-2024.

As part of the contract, HRC may also provide long-term service support to the future JRL operator as necessary.





The exterior the J151 trains will carry the Land Transport Authority livery: a teal and black colour scheme along the exterior carbody.

Each train car will be narrower and shorter than other MRT trains, allowing greater manoeuvrability on tracks.


The J151 trains will feature a wider 1.5m door with three doors per side per car.

Mock-up Features

Dynamic Route Map Display

The Dynamic Route Map Displays (DRMD) are longitudinal displays found above the train doors. They supply travel information such as route diagrams, door opening and station information to commuters.

Dynamic Route Map Display (Rounded Edge Design)

Rounded Edge Design (A1)

Dynamic Route Map Display (Tapered Edge Design)

Tapered Edge Design (A2)

Door Pillar Paint

The edges near the doors are painted in the JRL colour of teal.

Grab-Handles at Doorways

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

Door Pillar Paint (Non-Full Height Design)

Non-Full Height Design (B1)

Door Pillar Paint (Full Height Design)

Full Height Design (B2)

Draught Screen

Draught screens are present to separate the seating and standee area near the doors. It also serves as something for commuters to lean on when they are standing next to the door.

Draught Screen Design C1

Design C1

Draught Screen Design C2

Design C2

Draught Screen Design C3

Design C3

Draught Screen Design C4

Design C4

Doors Closing Indicator

Red warning lights that are positioned above each door will light up when the doors are closing. This category is not available for voting.

Floor Colour

Three floor colour options are up for vote.

Handgrip Design

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

Handgrip Design F1

Design F1

Handgrip Design F2

Design F2

Perched Seat Profile

Perch seats provide standing passengers with additional support, and also creates a wide standing space for other standing passengers.

Perched Seat Profile G1

Design G1

Perched Seat Profile G2

Design G2

Seat Design

Two seat design options are up for vote.

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 front of the train through the windscreen.

The emergency exit ramp will be deployed in an emergency.

Wheelchair Bay

Wheelchair Bay

Wheelchair Bays are located in every J151 train.

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

Gangway Access

Gangway Lights

Gangway access to other train cars allows detrainment to either ends of the train in an emergency.

Train Travel Information System

Train Travel Information System

The LCD 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

Hyundai Rotem
Number Built
186 cars (62 trains)
Car Body Construction
Welded aluminium
Line Voltage
750V DC (nominal) from third rail
Maximum Speed
70km/h (design)
Train Length
55.8m (3 cars)
Car Length
1.5m wide, 6 per car