In a Facebook post by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on 4 April 2021, the new third-generation trains for the North East Line (NEL) have arrived in Singapore!
This is the first set of six trains which would be delivered to train operator SBS Transit.
Alstom Metropolis C851E (NEL)
Land Transport Authority (LTA) awarded Alstom Transport the contract for building and design of these 6 trains in Apr 2018, under modified contract terms. These trains are manufactured and assembled at Alstom’s manufacturing facility in Barcelona, Spain.
These trains are equipped with predictive condition monitoring systems to enable data gathering and telemetry from on board equipment. This would allow the operator to actively monitor the train’s health, and to perform predictive maintenance when necessary.
With the addition of these 6 trains, the NEL fleet would be expanded by 14% from 43 to 49 trains and will help to cater for additional capacity when the NELe begin operations in 2024.
Land Transport Authority Livery
The Alstom Metropolis C851E (NEL) trains carry the standard Land Transport Authority (LTA) livery on its exterior. The purple base signifies the train plying along the North East Line (NEL).
This is the fourth train since the implementation of the New Rail Financing Framework (NRFF) that sports the new standardised livery from LTA, from the Bombardier MOVIA C951 train, Kawasaki-CRRC Sifang C151C train and the Kawasaki-CRRC Sifang T251 train.
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North East Line Extension to Punggol Coast
Comprising of only one station, the North East Line Extension (NELe) will bring rail connectivity to educational, industrial and commercial facilities in the vicinity of Northshore District, Punggol Point District and Punggol Digital District.
The Punggol Coast station will enable commuting to Singapore’s pilot Enterprise District comprising of JTC Corporation’s Business Park and also commute to the new campus for the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).
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Singapore Rail Developments in 2021
Alstom Metropolis C851E (NEL) – SGTrains
North East Line – SGTrains
Bombardier MOVIA C951 – SGTrains
Kawasaki-CRRC Sifang C151C – SGTrains
Kawasaki-CRRC Sifang T251 – SGTrains
“The moment you have been waiting for is finally here. Let’s put our hands together to welcome the first of our new fleet of North East Line (#NEL) trains!” – LTA
Alstom to Supply 17 New Trains for North East Line Extension and Circle Line 6 – LTA
North East Line Extension – LTA
Punggol Digital District – JTC
A Smart Campus to call Home – SIT
Featured Images adapted from LTA