Hyundai Rotem Contract J151 Trains

Hyundai Rotemย  CJ151
Hyundai Rotem CJ151 Artist Impression – Interior (Image: LTA)
In service 2026 onward
Manufacturer Hyundai Rotem
Constructed TBA
Number built 186 vehicles (62 trainsets)
Formation 3 cars per trainset, provision for 4 cars per trainset
Fleet number
Operators
Depot(s) Tengah, Peng Kang Hill
Line served Jurong Region Line (JRL)
Technical Data
Car body TBC
Doors 6 per car
Electrification Third rail
Track gauge TBC

The Hyundai Rotem CJ151 is a light metro electric multiple unit (EMU) train operating on the future Jurong Region Line (JRL). Projected to enter service in 2026, these are the JRL’s first generation of rolling stock.

Sixty-two (62) trainsets comprising three cars each were procured, which were wholly designed and manufactured by Hyundai Rotem Company (HRC) in South Korea. HRC will also provide long-term service support to the future JRL operator as necessary, with the first train expected to arrive in Singapore around mid-2024.

Background

Awarded to Korean rolling stock manufacturer firm Hyundai Rotem Company (HRC)ย in February 2020, Contract J151 (CJ151) for the procurement of rolling stock called for of 62 trainsets of four cars each, at a total value of S$416.5 million. The Contract is likely to include an option for the purchase, delivery and modification of the 3-car trainsets to a 4-car trainset, with the LTA indicating that the JRL infrastructure will be built to support 4-car trains.

This is the first time that HRC is supplying new trains for the Singapore market.


Features

The CJ151 trains for the JRL have carriages that are smaller than that of existing heavy rail lines, allowing for greater manoeuvrability on tracks. Each train car will be 18.6 metres in length and 2.75 metres in width, as compared to 23.6 m by 3.2 m on the Circle Line.

To facilitate easy boarding and alighting, each train car will have three wide doors on each side. At a width of 1.5 metres, these doors are wider than trains on existing MRT lines. Trains will also be designed with spaces for wheelchairs and strollers.

On the technical side, JRL trains will be fitted with an onboard backup power supply that allows the train to be driven to the nearest station should there be a power failure, thus improving accident recovery time. JRL trains are also equipped with advanced condition monitoring and diagnostic systems to detect train faults, with some trains being additionally equipped with an Automated Track Inspection system to monitor the real-time condition of the running rail for defects. This enables the rail operator to adopt a more preventive and predictive maintenance regime.

JRL trains are also designed around various existing suppliers of sub-systems (such as train doors) of other trains in Singapore, which allows for a greater commonality of spare parts, and enables more efficient and responsive maintenance support.


Tender

The tender for the Contract J151 Trains closed on 13 June 2019, at 12:00pm sharp, after being extended multiple times from 8 April 2019, 6 May 2019 and 30 May 2019.

As of tender closing time, participating companies were:

S/N Tenderer Tender Amount
1 Alstom Transporte S.A. – Alstom Transport (S) Pte Ltd Consortium SGD 566,491,507.00
2 Bombardier (Singapore) Pte Ltd SGD 546,619,188.80
3 Hyundai Rotem Company SGD 397,800,000.00*
4 Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. – CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co., Ltd. – Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. – Singapore CRRC Sifang Railway Vehicles Service Pte. Ltd. Consortium SGD 446,028,000.00

Notes:

  • * – Discrepancy between words & figure
  • Awarded amount to Hyundai Rotem Company as announced by LTA is at SGD 416,499,000.00

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22 thoughts on “Hyundai Rotem Contract J151 Trains

  • 6 February 2020 at 5:28 PM
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    Bold Decision ๐Ÿ˜Ž, The Honey ๐Ÿฏ is so Sweet from Korea ๐Ÿ˜‹. Looking forward to see the train ๐Ÿš†๐Ÿง

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  • 6 February 2020 at 3:26 PM
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    The Jurong Region Line rail car looks similar to the Jakarta LRT rail car, which is also supplied by Hyundai Rotem. It may be the same model.

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  • 6 February 2020 at 3:15 PM
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    The artist impression of the Jurong Region Line rail car is the same as the Dongbu Line rail car supplied by Hyundai Rotem. It may be the same model. In other words, the Jurong Region Line rail car should be able to travel at 73 km per hour, similar to the Dongbu Line rail car.

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  • 6 February 2020 at 12:52 PM
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    Actually, the white colour buldge of the livey can be avoided, so that it is a black colour horizontal section streamlined, which will look more comfortable for the eye.

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  • 1 October 2019 at 5:57 PM
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    I hope Bombardier wins this project. I liked their trains on DTL, very quite and comfortable.

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    • 6 February 2020 at 10:36 AM
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      I saw the artist impression of the train on LTA Facebook page. Honestly, it would be more comfortable to look at the train if not for the buldge in front of the train. Hopefully the white colour part is streamlined, without the buldge, in the actual train that is running on the Jurong Region Line.

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