Bombardier INNOVIA C801

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Bombardier INNOVIA C801
Exterior of a coupled C801 train.
In service 1990 - March 2006 (Changi Airport Skytrain)
6 November 1999 - Current (Bukit Panjang LRT)
Manufacturer Bombardier Transportation (Former Adtranz)
Number built Passenger service: 19 cars (19 trains)
Capacity 105 passengers
22 seats
Operator SMRT Light Rail (SMRT Corporation)
Depot Ten Mile
Line(s) served Bukit Panjang LRT
Former Changi Airport Skytrain
Car length 12.8 m
Width 2.8 m
Height 3.4 m
Maximum speed 55 km/h (Design)
26 km/h (Service)
Weight 15000 kg
Gauge Central guideway with rubber tyres

Bombardier INNOVIA C801 (APM 100) is an automated people mover (APM) train cars built by Adtranz (now Bombardier Transportation) for the use on the Bukit Panjang LRT line and the former Singapore Changi Airport Skytrain until March 2006. These train cars are mainly for airport connections and light rail in towns, operating by Automatic Train Control (ATC), making it fully automatic and driverless.

The train cars are also similar to the vehicles formerly used at Singapore Changi Airport Skytrain system in the early 1990s, jointly built by Westinghouse and Adtranz (acquired by Bombardier).


C801 Fleet Info


The C801 train cars are fully automated, without attendant, running on a system similarly to the C801A trains.

Trains can be coupled for two-car operations.


Rubber-tired wheels are used to run on a concrete track and windows mist within 6 meters of residential buildings, eliminating both noise and privacy concerns.


SMRT is considering a mid-life refurbishment of the existing 19 Bombardier INNOVIA C801 train cars.

If plans go through, it will be the first major overhaul for the C801 train cars. The refurbished train cars will have upgraded air-conditioning and air compressors together with an improved braking system.

Trainset numbers

Individual cars are given a three-digit serial number by the rail operator, SMRT Corporation, ranging from 101 to 119.


  • Top: Current livery, a red stripe runs around the vehicle.
  • Bottom: Previous original livery, two turquoise/green stripe runs around the vehicle.


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