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)

  • 29 March 2022 at 7:14 PM
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    A refurbisment of a APM means the whole APM design changes or gets upgraded. So, C810 is really refurbished.

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  • 17 February 2022 at 7:51 PM
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    The 17 new trains (34 cars total) will replace 25 single-car APMs, accordingto LTA’s own news release. From the artist rendering, it seems like there is a gangway between the two cars.

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  • 11 February 2022 at 10:33 AM
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    Anyone know whether these new LRT Trains Cars will replace the C810s? The C810s are still in good condition similar to the C751A. That being said, are the C810 ever going to be refurbished? When they modify some of the C810 for 2 car operation back in 2015/2016, they only changed the fronts of the trains and replace 2 front end seats. Not sure if its consider as refurbishment

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    • 17 February 2022 at 5:31 PM
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      C810 is not going to be refurbished.

      Relating to your question, it is a modification, not a refurbishment.

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      • 21 February 2022 at 11:20 AM
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        Its a shame really, those C810s are still in good condition, then what about those C810s they receive modification of 2 car operations? Will they be scrapped or will they stay? Wished those one car c810s would be modify so they can stay longer 🙁

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        • 7 March 2022 at 9:31 PM
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          It’s a shame. Should have refurbished them with the C751A which are refurbished. If the C751As can, than the C810s should be okay with the refurbishment.

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