Adtranz C801

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Adtranz C801
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In service 1999 – Present
Manufacturer Adtranz
Origin Pennsylvania, United States of America
Constructed 1997 – 1999
Number Built 19 cars (19 Trains)
Statistics
Body Construction Aluminium
Length 12.8 m
Width 2.8 m
Height 3.4 m
Doors 2 m, 4 per car
Maximum Speed Design: 55 km/h
Service: 48 km/h
Traction Control Thyristor (Adtranz)
Line Voltage 600V AC Third Rail
Track Gauge Central Guideway

The Adtranz C801 trains are the first generation of rolling stock for the Bukit Panjang LRT. These are rubber-tyred automated people move (APM) trains, also referred to as light rail vehicles (LRV), designed for small-scale automated guideway transit systems. The Adtranz C801 is based on the design of the Adtranz CX-100 model, which is currently known as Bombardier INNOVIA APM 100 after the acquisition of Adtranz and rebranding by Bombardier.

History[edit]

Contract 801 was awarded to the joint venture of ABB and Daimler-Benz, better known as Adtranz after the endorsement of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system in 1996.

Modification[edit]

The C801 trains used to have LCD displays on each trains for advertising purposes, on top of the current LED display. These had since been deactivated and removed. All train cars were installed with solar windscreen to minimise heat and light from entering the trains after the successful experimental on 1 of the train car.

Defects in the C801 rolling stock[edit]

The C801 had suffered from cracks in 2015 during the routine assessment by Bombardier in 2015.[1] This was only made public in 2016, after the cracks from the C151A trains, which runs on the North–South Line and East–West Line, were made public. The main cause for such cracks found on the lateral beam of the under-frame, which was measured to be no larger than 12cm, were due to "normal wear and tear" and had since been repaired.

Replacement[edit]

In March 2018, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) awarded the contract for renewing the Bukit Panjang LRT system to Bombardier at a cost of $344 million.[2] The contract includes the overhaul of the Bukit Panjang LRT and the replacement of the C801 trains with the newer C801B trains.[3]

Design/Features[edit]

Initial
M
Exterior Design
Livery Teal with red stripe (formerly Turquoise stripes)
Train Run Number N/A
Interior Design
Seating Capacity 16
Wheelchair Bay N/A
Door Closing Indicator Lights N/A
System
Safety System ATC, ATO, ATP, ATS
Signalling System Fixed Block
Traction Control Thyristor (Adtranz)

Fleet Numbering[edit]

The car numbers of the trains range from 101 to 119.

References[edit]

  1. "US-made LRT trains also had cracks". Straits Times (8 July 2016)
  2. "Award of Contract to Renew the Bukit Panjang LRT System". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  3. "Bombardier Wins Contract to Upgrade Singapore's Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit Line". Bombardier. Retrieved on 28 July 2018.
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