This decommissioned Siemens C651 train will be having a new lease of life and purpose with the Singapore Police Force (SPF).
Built in the early-90s, the SPF will be utilising this 27-year-old train for training purposes.
The Siemens C651 (SIE) trains are the second generation of rolling stock for the North-South Line (NSL) and East-West Line (EWL).
The SIE trains were bought to complement with the opening of the Woodlands extension and entered service on 2 May 1995.
The increase in rail length meant that more trains are needed to maintain train frequencies.
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Repurposed for Training with the Singapore Police Force
In a Facebook post by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Saturday (Aug 21), a second generation SIE train for the NSL and EWL will be repurposed by the SPF for training purposes.
Trainspotters have observed that trainset 229/230 were the ones handed over to the SPF.
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“👋🏻 As we look forward to the opening of the Thomson-East Coast Line 2 (#TEL2) stations in a week’s time, we are also glad to know that our decommissioned North-South and East-West Lines (#NSEWL) trains 🚆 will have a new lease of life with Singapore Police Force, who will be repurposing them for training. 🚓🤝” – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 21 Aug 2021]
Images credits to LTA/Facebook