The End of the Siemens C651

A decommissioned Siemens C651 (SIE) electric multiple unit (EMU) 203/204 on a trailer to be scrapped in Tuas

In the early hours of Sunday morning, 6 September 2020, a local trainspotter spotted a decommissioned Siemens C651 (SIE) train EMU 203/204 parked outside the scrapyard in Tuas.


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Unannounced Decommisioning

A decommissioned Siemens C651 (SIE) electric multiple unit (EMU) 203/204 on a trailer to be scrapped in Tuas

Although it was not announced that the Siemens C651 trains were due for decommissioning, these trains were supposed to be undergoing their mid-life refurbishment works. However, the refurbishment works were discontinued in 2018.

In June 2020, the decommissioning of the first-generation Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151 (KHI) trains officially commenced, though it was not mentioned that the Siemens C651 were included in the contract for decommissioning.

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Featured Images adapted from @Tx_2171F
Updated in April 2021


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Matthew Ng

An avid train enthusiast since 2009, he designs graphics and infographics to promote the little known facts about Singapore's train network.