17 New Trains Procured for Sengkang-Punggol LRT (2022)

New SPLRT Trains (2022 Order)
In service Delivery from 2024 – 2027
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Constructed
Number built 34 Vehicles (17 2-car trainsets)
Formation
Fleet number From 58
Operator SBS Transit
Depot(s) Sengkang
Line(s) served Sengkang LRT Line
Punggol LRT Line
Technical Data
Car body Aluminum-alloy
Doors 4 per car
Electrification 750 V DC third rail
Track gauge Side-mounted guideway with rubber tyres

On 5 February 2021, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced that it would be procuring 17 two-car trains to boost the capacity of the Sengkang and Punggol LRT lines (SPLRT).

The contract was awarded to Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. Consortium in February 2022 at a value of around $439 million.

Aside from the train procurement, the contract also entails the provision of a signalling system, guideway system and depot equipment for the expanded Sengkang LRT depot, where all SPLRT trains are based.

These new LRT trains are the third generation of rolling stock for the SPLRT, following two earlier generations of Mitsubishi Crystal Mover LRT trains which were very similar in design. The C810 trains entered service starting in 2003, while the C810A trains progressively entered service from 2016.

When all trains are rolled out, these trains will double the number of two-car trains in the SPLRT fleet, which currently comprises 16 two-car trains and 25 one-car trains (as of Feb 2022).

These 17 new trains will progressively replace the existing one-car trains, as mentioned by LTA in February 2022.


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Note:

The contract number for this batch of trains have yet to be confirmed. An earlier version of this article carried the incorrect contract number. This article was also updated in February 2022 with the LTA press release.


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11 thoughts on “17 New Trains Procured for Sengkang-Punggol LRT (2022)

  • 14 February 2021 at 11:46 AM
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    I thought they were all one-car trains and the operator just linked them together as and when needed to form the two-car trains.

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  • 12 February 2021 at 9:43 PM
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    C810B new train will be replaced retired C810 25 one car by 2024 then C810B 34 new train car will be replaced retired C810 the 25 one car and C810B new train will be add 17 two car then the C810 old train the 25 one car will be decommissioning by 2024

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  • 12 February 2021 at 9:36 PM
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    Then the 25 C810 the old train the one car will be decommissioning by 2024

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  • 12 February 2021 at 9:32 PM
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    C810B new train will be replaced retired C810 25 one car by 2024 to 2027 then for C810B 34 for new train will be replaced retired C810 25 one car and C810B new train will be add 17 two car

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  • 6 February 2021 at 12:28 PM
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    I believe the design will remain the same as most Crystal Mover around the world have similar design, unless LTA plan to buy the newer design which is the one used at Tampa International Airport and have joined gangway.

    Nevertheless, it’s up to LTA if they want commonality or not.

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