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

  • 7 November 2022 at 11:28 AM

    Or if Siemens win then the like the 717 that great northern use in London maybe?

  • 13 October 2022 at 11:29 AM

    I hope that alstom will win again, might be similar designs as what they operate on NEL line trains using overhead catenary/ conductor system.

    • 19 October 2022 at 8:35 PM

      Or maybe, the Aventra trains like the ones on London’s Elizabeth Line.

  • 14 July 2022 at 10:17 PM

    I think the Aventra trains will come in by Bombardier (now Alstom) like London Elizabeth Line

    • 15 July 2022 at 6:28 PM

      I was expecting that too!


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