Contract CR151 – Cross Island Line Trains

Contract CR151 – Cross Island Line Trains
In service 2030 onwards
Manufacturer TBC
Constructed TBC
Number built TBC
Formation 8-car train; will initially operate as 6-car train
Fleet number
Depot(s) Changi East
Tuas (TBA)
Line served Cross Island Line (CRL)
Technical Data
Doors TBC
Electrification Overhead conductor rail
Track gauge 1435 mm

This article is about the Cross Island Line (CRL) trains. Click here for Alstom Movia R151 trains on the NSEWL.

The CR151 Train is an electric multiple unit (EMU) train being procured by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) to serve the upcoming Cross Island Line (CRL). The line is expected to open for passenger service in 2030.

The CRL is designed and built to accommodate 8-car trains, but will operate with 6-car trains initially. CR151 trains are thus expected to be capable of being extended in future. Trains will also draw power from an overhead conductor rail system as referenced from Contract CR159.


An LTA-issued tender for these trains, Contract CR151 – Trains for Cross Island Line, was published on the government procurement website GeBIZ on 18 March 2022 and closed on 23 September 2022.

Four companies responded to the tender, namely:

  • Alstom Transport (S) Pte Ltd
  • Construcciones Y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles, S.A.
  • CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co., Ltd.
    (tendered as a consortium)
  • Hyundai Rotem Company


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20 thoughts on “Contract CR151 – Cross Island Line Trains

  • 10 April 2022 at 12:27 PM

    Hope to see E235 running in Singapore one day.

  • 24 March 2022 at 8:57 PM

    Alstom must win the contract for CR151 (Cross Island Line)

  • 21 March 2022 at 9:19 AM

    if govt wants to standardise train models, either bombardier or alstom

    • 21 March 2022 at 6:32 PM

      Bombardier already get acquired by Alstom since last year. So future fleets will be mostly Alstom. Have a gut feeling Alstom will eventually win this contract. Fingers crossed.

    • 13 June 2022 at 11:16 AM

      Hope is caf or siemens train models will shortlisted and win this cross island line on rolling stocks, looked futuristic.

  • 19 March 2022 at 11:37 PM

    R151 & CR151 are 2 different contracts idiots…

  • 19 March 2022 at 8:23 PM

    I hope KSF will not win the tender for this contract.

    • 24 March 2022 at 8:56 PM

      HAHA!!!!! KSF DONT DESERVES TO WIN!!!!!!!!!

      • 31 March 2022 at 2:35 PM

        YES, I AGREE! Please no KSFs on CRL because I fear if it does, the interior of these trains will resemble those of CT251 on TEL or even worse, of C151Cs on NSL, so I don’t want this to happen!


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