Bombardier INNOVIA C801

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Bombardier INNOVIA C801
Exterior of a coupled C801 train.
In service 1999 – Present
Manufacturer Adtranz
(now Bombardier Transportation)
Origin Pennsylvania, United States of America
Constructed 1997 – 1999
Number Built 19 cars (19 Trains)
Body Construction Aluminum
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 (Bombardier)
Line Voltage 600V AC Third Rail
Track Gauge Central Guideway

Bombardier INNOVIA C801 are the first generation of trains running on the Bukit Panjang LRT.


The trains have been operating since the BPLRT opening in 1999. If such plans go through, it will be the first major overhaul for the train cars. The refurbished train cars will have upgraded air-conditioning and air compressors together with an improved braking system plus installing Close Circuit Televisions (CCTV) under each train car to monitor under the train cars. However, plans of replacing the train cars are not ruled out by LTA.

Defects in the C801 rolling stock

Minor defects in the C801 rolling stock were found in 2015 during a routine assessment by Bombardier.[1] The main cause for such cracks, which was no larger than 12cm, were due to "normal wear and tear" and had since been repaired.


On 7 March 2018, the Land Transport Authority awarded the contract for renewing the Bukit Panjang LRT system to Bombardier at a cost of $344 million. [2] Under the contract, all of the 19 C801 trains would be withdrawn from service, and replaced by the new C801B trains.


Exterior Design
Livery Teal with red stripe (formerly Turquoise stripes)
Train Run Number N/A
Interior Design
Seating Capacity 22
Wheelchair Bay 1
Door Closing Indicator Lights N/A
Safety System ATC, ATO, ATP, ATS
Signalling System Fixed Block
Traction Control Thyristor (Bombardier)

Fleet Numbering

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


  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.
Light Rail Transit [ VTE ]
Lines Bukit Panjang LRTSengkang LRTPunggol LRT
Rolling Stocks Bombardier INNOVIA C801Bombardier INNOVIA C801A • Bombardier INNOVIA C801B • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries C810Mitsubishi Heavy Industries C810A
Depots SengkangTen Mile Junction
Bukit Panjang LRT [ VTE ]
Stations Choa Chu KangSouth ViewKeat HongTeck WhyePhoenixBukit PanjangPetirPendingBangkitFajarSegarJelapangSenja
Former: Ten Mile Junction
Rolling Stock C801C801AC801B
Depots Ten Mile Junction