|Bombardier Innovia APM300 (C801B)|
|In service||Q2 2021 onwards|
|Manufacturer||CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Limited|
|Number built||19 Vehicles (19 trainsets)|
|Formation||1 motor car per trainset|
|Fleet number||133 – 151|
|Depot(s)||Ten Mile Junction|
|Line(s) served||Bukit Panjang LRT Line|
|Doors||4 per car|
|Electrification||600V AC power rail|
|Track gauge||Central guideway with rubber tyres|
The Bombardier Innovia APM 300R (C801B) is a rubber-tyred automated people mover (APM) train to operate on the Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT). Slated to enter service around 2021, these will be the Bukit Panjang LRT Line’s third generation of rolling stock, and will be capable of operating in single and double car formations.
Nineteen traincars were procured by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in March 2018, and will be made by CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Limited at their Wuhu Plant.
Contract 801B (C801B) for the Asset Replacement and Reliability Enhancement Works for Bukit Panjang Light Rapid Transit was awarded to Bombardier (Singapore) Pte Ltd on 7 March 2018. As part of the Contract, 19 single-car trains were procured, to replace the 19 C801 Trains which entered service in November 1999.
The trains will be built as part of Bombardier’s INNOVIA family of APM trains. They are guided by a central guideway and draw power from a power rail embedded within the guideway. The C801B Trains will be operating on Bombardier Transportation’s CITYFLO 650, which is a radio-based Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling system.
These trains are scheduled for delivery between September 2020 to October 2022, with an expected operational date of 1 December 2022, according to a May 2019 article on Chinese news site rail-transit.com. In an LTA press release in December 2019, two vehicles would enter revenue service starting from the second quarter of 2021, with more progressively added to the fleet by 2022.
Trains can be formed of either one car, or two cars coupled together. Every car is identified by a three-digit number, from 133 to 151. All sets will be built by CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Limited at their Wuhu Plant.
External Links & References
- Bombardier Wins Contract to Upgrade Singapore’s Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit Line – Bombardier
- Award of Contract to Renew the Bukit Panjang LRT System – LTA
- 『浦镇庞巴迪』签约新加坡武吉班让列车项目 – Rail-Transit.com
- Increased maintenance works improving reliability of Bukit Panjang LRT: Khaw Boon Wan – CNA (channelnewsasia.com) (Accessed 1 Jan 2021)
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