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More Downtown Line Trains Have Been Upgraded With New LCD Dynamic Route Map Displays

The upgraded Dynamic Route Map Display (DRMD) on the Bombardier MOVIA C951 trains plying the Downtown Line (DTL). (Image: SGTrains)

The upgraded Dynamic Route Map Display (DRMD) on the Bombardier MOVIA C951 trains plying the Downtown Line (DTL). (Image: SGTrains)

If you have frequently been taking the Downtown Line (DTL), you might have noticed that some DTL trains have been fitted with new and informative dynamic LCD screens, which the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said will be installed progressively across the fleet by 2025!

According to crowdsourced data by trainspotters on Spotters by SGTrains, 17 trains received the new upgrade to the Dynamic Route Map Display (DRMD) at the time of writing this article.

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More DTL Trains Have New Dynamic Route Map Displays

Benefits of the Upgraded Dynamic Route Map Displays

The upgraded Dynamic Route Map Display (DRMD) highlighting the current & terminus station and door opening side. (Image: SGTrains)

The upgraded Dynamic Route Map Display (DRMD) highlighting the current & terminus station and door opening side. (Image: SGTrains)

The new DRMD is able to display relevant travel information to commuters, such as a more detailed route map of the train line, greater emphasis on the arrival station & which side the door will open and alert messages such as doors closing.

From a technical perspective, having a digitalised DRMD instead of a static one can bring some advantages — such as better scalability and ease of updating the latest information — since we expect new MRT stations and interchanges to be opening in the near future.

In light of the growing emphasis on sustainability and cost-effectiveness, a digitalised DRMD avoids using unsightly stickers pasted over outdated information on older displays, which may eventually be tampered with or become weathered over time.

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17 DTL Trains Have Upgraded Dynamic Route Map Displays

The upgraded Dynamic Route Map Display (DRMD) highlighting relevant alert messages such as doors closing. (Image: SGTrains)

The upgraded Dynamic Route Map Display (DRMD) highlighting relevant alert messages such as doors closing. (Image: SGTrains)

In a collaborative effort, users of Spotters by SGTrains have crowdsourced data and information on Bombardier MOVIA C951 trains, which have been fitted with the new DRMD.

Based on the tracking list for DTL trains with upgraded DRMDs, the first DTL train with the new DRMD was spotted in passenger service in early July 2023, with the 17th and latest train to be upgraded entering service on Tuesday (Aug 29).

Local trainspotters interested in contributing to crowdsourced information may visit this page on Spotters by SGTrains for more details.

MORE INFO: Upgrade of Bombardier MOVIA C951 DRMD »



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Related Links
Downtown Line – SGTrains
Bombardier MOVIA C951 – SGTrains
Upgrade of Bombardier MOVIA C951 DRMD – Spotters by SGTrains


External Links
“Have you spotted anything new on our #DTL trains lately? 👀” – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 30 Aug 2023]


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This article first appeared on SGTrains.

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