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40 additional new trains for NSEWL

40 additional new trains for NSEWL

Announced on 28 September 2020, 40 additional R151 trains will be purchased for the North-South and East-West Lines, replacing 19 sets of 2nd-generation Siemens C651 and 21 sets of 3rd-generation Kawasaki-Nippon Sharyo C751B trains. The 40 additional new trains will adopt the same design as the initial orders, allowing engineers to be familiarised with a READ MORE »

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The End of the Siemens C651

The End of the Siemens C651

In the early hours of Sunday morning, 6 September 2020, a local trainspotter spotted a decommissioned Siemens C651 (SIE) train EMU 203/204 parked outside the scrapyard in Tuas. Unannounced Decommisioning Although it was not announced that the Siemens C651 trains were due for decommissioning, these trains were supposed to be undergoing their mid-life refurbishment works. READ MORE »