The Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CRRC Qingdao Sifang T251 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 have been in service since 31 January 2020.
The trains will be housed in Mandai Depot, and the new East Coast Integrated Depot in the future.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CRRC Qingdao Sifang T251
Thomson-East Coast Line
Built 2019 - Current
91 trains of 4 cars each, numbered 2001 to 2091
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 T251 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 T251 train. The first train, PV005, was delivered into Singapore on 25 May 2018, and the rest of the trains will be delivered subsequently.
The train sports a white exterior with the livery of the train matches the line colour of the Thomson-East Coast Line.
The head of the train is designed such that they are aerodynamic.
There are four colour schemes in the train cars, with each colour applied to one car of the train.
The colour of the seats are dark blue, yellow, red and grey in the four different cars and are designed with ergonomic curves.
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.
Perch seats are located at the ends of each train car, creating a wide standing space for commuters.
T251 trains from the second batch feature tip-up seats that can be lifted up to create more standing space for commuters, increasing the capacity during peak periods.
The reserved seats, catered for commuters with special needs, are differentiated with a different colour.
Two Wheelchair Bays are located in the middle of every T251 train, at doors 10 and 11.
The Passenger Communication Unit is positioned lower, enabling wheelchair-bound passengers to gain access to the feature.
Spotlights are installed to illuminate the gangway area of the train cars, and increases visibility during emergencies.
Three rows of hand grips are positioned along the aisles of the train cabins to provide standing passengers with increased support.
Yellow warning lights that are positioned above each door will light up when the doors are closing.
Train Vision by Mitsubishi Electric is installed above every train doors to provide commuters with their route information throughout their journey.
The LED display panels shows useful travel information to passengers, such as current and next train stations which the train will call at.
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DM: Motor car; M: Motor car; T: Trailer car (unpowered)