Decommissioned Siemens C651 Trains Repurposed for Training with Singapore Police Force

Decommissioned Siemens C651 Trains Repurposed for Training with Singapore Police Force

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.

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Siemens C651

Exterior of a Siemens C651 (SIE) train

Exterior of a Siemens C651 (SIE) train. (Photo: SGTrains)

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.

We will be handing over our decommissioned NSEWL train cars to the Singapore Police Force for their training purposes.

“We will be handing over our decommissioned NSEWL train cars to the Singapore Police Force for their training purposes.” (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

The NSEWL train has to be uncoupled and loaded onto a trailer before it can be transported from one site to another.

“The NSEWL train has to be uncoupled and loaded onto a trailer before it can be transported from one site to another.” (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

The train is now fully secured on the loading bay πŸš† Here’s a final group photo with it before the final handover! πŸ‘πŸ» #ThankYouForYourServiceAllTheseYears

“The train is now fully secured on the loading bay πŸš† Here’s a final group photo with it before the final handover! πŸ‘πŸ» #ThankYouForYourServiceAllTheseYears” (Photo: LTA/Facebook)


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Related Links
Siemens C651 – SGTrains
North-South Line – SGTrains
East-West Line – SGTrains

External Links
“πŸ‘‹πŸ» 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 πŸš† will have a new lease of life with Singapore Police Force, who will be repurposing them for training. πŸš“πŸ€” – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 21 Aug 2021]

Images credits to LTA/Facebook

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