The Hyundai Rotem J151 are the first-generation trains for the Jurong Region Line which will be opening in three stages starting from 2027.
Hyundai Rotem J151 Trains
In February 2020, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded South Korea’s Hyundai Rotem Company (HRC) for the supply of 62 three-car trains for the Jurong Region Line (JRL).
The contract covers the supply of the new fleet of fully-automated and driverless JRL trains, which will be wholly designed and manufactured by HRC in South Korea.
The first J151 train is expected to arrive in Singapore around mid-2024.
To facilitate easy boarding and alighting, each train car will have three wide doors on each side. At a width of 1.5 metres each, these doors are wider than trains on existing MRT lines.
In line with efforts to promote a more inclusive and welcoming public transport experience, each train car will also feature space for wheelchair users and strollers.
Advanced Condition & Diagnostic Systems
The J151 trains are equipped with advanced condition and diagnostic systems on board to detect train faults.
In addition, several trains will be equipped with an Automatic Track Inspection system to monitor real-time condition of running rails for defects.
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Survey for the Interior Design of the J151 Trains
On Sunday (July 18), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) published a Facebook post with a survey for the public to choose their preferred J151 train interior design.
The survey conducted by LTA will end on August 20.
Minister for Transport S Iswaran said in a Facebook post that the train design “draws inspiration from local iconic landmarks.”
“Try to spot the Merlion, a hibiscus and the Fountain of Wealth in this design!”, he added.
Click to vote for your preferred Interior Design for the Hyundai Rotem J151 train! »
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Hyundai Rotem J151 – SGTrains
Jurong Region Line – SGTrains
“Drum roll, please! 🤩🥁 Presenting to you our “newest kid on the block” – the future Jurong Region Line (#JRL) train! 🚆👋🏻” – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 18 Jul 2021]
“Calling out to all train enthusiasts: Vote for your preferred designs for the Jurong Region Line (#JRL) trains!” – S Iswaran/Facebook [Accessed 18 Jul 2021]
JRL Train Mock-Up Online Public Engagement – LTA/FormSG [Accessed 18 Jul 2021]
Jurong Region Line Train Mock-up Tour Video – LTA/YouTube [Accessed 18 Jul 2021]
Hyundai Rotem Company Awarded Contract for 62 Jurong Region Line Trains – LTA [Accessed 18 Jul 2021]
Images adapted from LTA and S Iswaran/Facebook