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


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.

Photo: Land Transport Authority


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

Photos: Land Transport Authority

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