Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CSR Qingdao Sifang CT251

Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CSR Qingdao Sifang  CT251
CT251 Mock-up at LTA
CT251 Mock-up at LTA
In service Not Yet In Service
Manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries with CSR Sifang
Constructed 2015 –
Number built 364 Vehicles (91 trainsets)
Formation 4 cars per trainset
Fleet number To Be Announced
Operators SMRT Trains
Depot(s) Mandai and Gali Batu
Line(s) served Thomson-East Coast Line
Technical Data
Car body Welded aluminium
Doors 10 per car
Electrification 750 V DC third rail
Track gauge Standard Gauge (1435mm)

The Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CSR Qingdao Sifang CT251 is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train operating on the future Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). Entering service in 2019, these were the Thomson-East Coast Line’s first generation of rolling stock.

Ninety-one trainsets comprising four cars each were procured, manufactured from 2015 onwards by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and CSR Sifang in Qingdao, China. They will be the first trains in Singapore to feature ten passenger doors per carriage.

These trains have yet to enter revenue service.


Awarded to Japanese-Chinese consortium Kawasaki Heavy Industries and CSR Qingdao Sifang in May 2014, Contract T251 (CT251) for the procurement of rolling stock called for of 91 trainsets of four cars each, at a total value of S$749.8 million. They beat Alstom, Hyundai Rotem, Bombardier/CSR Changchun, CAF and CSR Zhuzhou/Siemens for the lowest cost offered.


Trains are expected to be delivered in 2018, ahead of the Thomson-East Coast Line opening. They may also serve on the Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit Link.


Current Design

All CT251 trains are comprised of four cars with open gangway connections between all cars. Each car has ten doors, five on each side. The interior features longitudinal seating, with foldable seats for additional standing space. Perch seats will also be included, like the C951 trains.

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