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New 3rd Generation Bukit Panjang LRT Train Arrives in Singapore

The new third-generation Bukit Panjang LRT train, the Alstom Innovia APM 300 (C801B), has arrived in Singapore. (Screengrab: LTA)

The new third-generation Bukit Panjang LRT train, the Alstom Innovia APM 300 (C801B), has arrived in Singapore. (Screengrab: LTA)

The first of 19 new third-generation Bukit Panjang LRT trains, the Alstom Innovia APM 300 (C801B), has arrived in Singapore.

These LRT trains — also referred to as Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) — will replace the existing first-generation LRT trains that have been in passenger service since 1999.

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New Alstom Innovia APM 300 (C801B) Arrives in Singapore

Renewal of the Bukit Panjang LRT system

Artist's Impression of a double-car Alstom Innovia APM 300 (C801B) train for the Bukit Panjang LRT. (Image: LTA)

Artist’s Impression of a double-car Alstom Innovia APM 300 (C801B) train for the Bukit Panjang LRT. (Image: LTA)

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) awarded Alstom Transport, previously known as Bombardier Transportation, the contract to upgrade and renew the Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT) system on March 7, 2018.

Contract 801B includes the supply of 19 new Alstom Innovia APM 300 trains, jointly manufactured by the French train manufacturer and CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Co., Ltd.

Formerly branded as the Bombardier INNOVIA APM 300, these new LRT trains will replace the first generation Bombardier INNOVIA APM 100 (C801) trains running on the BPLRT system.

New LRT trains equipped with improved features

Artist's Impression of the Alstom Innovia APM 300 (C801B) train interior for the Bukit Panjang LRT. (Image: LTA)

Artist’s Impression of the Alstom Innovia APM 300 (C801B) train interior for the Bukit Panjang LRT. (Image: LTA)

Commuters who frequent the BPLRT can look forward to more comfortable rides when these trains enter passenger service at the end of the year.

Fitted with the new Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling equipment, these trains will offer smoother, safer and more reliable journeys on the BPLRT system.

These trains are also fitted with condition monitoring sensors to pre-empt faults, similar to those installed on the seventh-generation trains for the North-South and East-West MRT lines (NSEWL) that arrived in late February this year.

In addition, the new high ventilation air conditioning (HVAC) system works alongside the smart climate control system for better comfort.

Compared to the predecessors – an improved door system, an energy-efficient LED lighting system and an overhaul to the smart misting windows are among the many improved features of these new trains.



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Related Links
Alstom Innovia APM 300 (C801B) – SGTrains
Bombardier INNOVIA APM 100 (C801) – SGTrains
Bukit Panjang LRT – SGTrains
Signalling Systems – SGTrains


External Links
“🤗 Hello everyone 👋🏻, especially residents of #BukitPanjang, come check out the brand new Bukit Panjang Light Rail Vehicle (#BPLRV) that has just arrived! 🎉” – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 19 Apr 2022]
Arrival of the new Bukit Panjang Light Rail Vehicle (#BPLRV) – LTA/YouTube [Accessed 19 Apr 2022]
Upgrading the Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT) – LTA [Accessed 19 Apr 2022]


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This article first appeared on SGTrains.

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