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Sneak Preview of New 7th Generation MRT Trains for North-South & East-West Lines

Sneak Preview of New 7th Generation MRT Trains for North-South & East-West Lines. (Images: LTA)

Sneak Preview of New 7th Generation MRT Trains for North-South & East-West Lines. (Images: LTA)

The new Alstom Movia R151 – the seventh-generation MRT trains for the North-South and East-West MRT lines (NSEWL) – has many new features, as showcased in a Facebook Live by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Friday afternoon (Mar 25).

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Preview of New Features for the Alstom Movia R151 Trains

Perch Seats and Open Spaces

Perch Seats and Open Spaces for the Alstom Movia R151 trains. (Screengrab: LTA)

Perch Seats and Open Spaces for the Alstom Movia R151 trains. (Screengrab: LTA)

The new seventh-generation MRT trains for the NSEWL are included with more open spaces compared to their predecessors.

These areas are also fitted with perch seats for commuters, and the open spaces are also useful for parents with strollers and wheelchair users.

Dynamic Route Map Displays

Dynamic Route Map Displays for the Alstom Movia R151 trains. (Screengrab: LTA)

Dynamic Route Map Displays for the Alstom Movia R151 trains. (Screengrab: LTA)

The Alstom Movia R151 trains for the NSEWL are fitted with refreshed dynamic route map displays (DRMD) above each train door.

These DRMDs can show several real-time information for commuters, such as the route map of the entire MRT line, the approaching and current MRT station, and doors opening-side indications.

Not mentioned in the live stream, the SGTrains Team also noticed that the DRMDs are in a matte-finish, reducing the likelihood of glaring reflections when the train travels aboveground on bright-sunny days.

Bigger and Wider Windows

Bigger and Wider Windows for the Alstom Movia R151 trains. (Screengrab: LTA)

Bigger and Wider Windows for the Alstom Movia R151 trains. (Screengrab: LTA)

The new seventh-generation MRT trains for the NSEWL are also fitted with exceptionally-larger windows compared to their predecessors.

A single-wide window provides a ‘better viewing experience’, whilst the previous six generations of the NSEWL rolling stock are fitted with a ‘two-split windows’ format.

Integrated Suite of Condition Monitoring Systems

The Automatic Track Inspection (ATI) system for the Alstom Movia R151 trains. (Screengrab: LTA)

The Automatic Track Inspection (ATI) system for the Alstom Movia R151 trains. (Screengrab: LTA)

The Alstom Movia R151 trains for the NSEWL are equipped with an integrated suite of condition-monitoring features and sensors for a robust predictive maintenance regime.

Four of these trains are equipped with the Automatic Track Inspection (ATI) system to ‘scan for faults’ when the trains are deployed onto passenger service.

The ATI system also allows the operator to monitor the running rails, trackside equipment and sleepers, reducing the length of time needed to identify track faults or disruptions.

Expected to Enter Passenger Service in End-2022

The train is currently in the static testing phase

The first pair of the new Alstom Movia R151 trains for the NSEWL which arrived last month is currently undergoing testing & commissioning works, specifically the static testing phase before it is able to enter passenger service.

Such works include functional tests on the emergency detrainment door, control tests for the saloon doors and compatibility tests for the train’s couplers.


Data logging and collection in the dynamic testing phase

When the train graduates from the static testing phase and into the dynamic testing phase, it will then be rolled out to the tracks for data logging and collection.

Several examples of the data logged and collected will include “acceleration and deceleration parameters, ride comfort indices and jerk rates.”



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Related Links
Alstom Movia R151 – SGTrains
North-South Line – SGTrains
East-West Line – SGTrains
Information Systems – SGTrains
Train Service Status – SGTrains


External Links
“We’re LIVE from Tuas Depot, home to our new North-South and East-West Line (#NSEWL) trains! 🚆❤️💚” – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 25 Mar 2022]


Images by LTA and Screengrab from LTA/Facebook.
This article first appeared on SGTrains.

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