Hitachi Small-Type Monorail

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Hitachi Small-Type Monorail

*Graphic From SGTrains/Wikipedia/LTA
In service 2007 – Present
Manufacturer Hitachi Asia
Origin Kobe, Japan
Constructed 2005 – 2006, 2009, 2017
Number Built 14 cars (7 Trains)
Body Construction Welded Aluminium alloy
Length 12.5 m
Width 2.7 m
Height 2.0 m
Doors 1.4 m, 4 per car
Maximum Speed Design: 80 km/h
Service: 50 km/h
Traction Control IGBT-VVVF (Hitachi)
Line Voltage 750V DC Third Rail
Track Gauge Straddle-beam

Hitachi Small-Type Monorail is the only type of trains running on the Sentosa Express.


2 additional trains (pink & red) were added to support the increasing ridership from December 2009.

Between 2014 and 2017, all existing train were upgraded to support the new CBTC signalling system by Hitachi. With the upgrade, a row of seats from both ends of the train are replaced with a signalling box, housing the new signalling equipment. An additional train (yellow) were added from November 2017.[1]


Mc Tc
Exterior Design
Livery Green/Orange/Blue/Purple/Pink/Red/Yellow
Train Run Number N/A
Interior Design
Seating Capacity 16 (24 before signalling upgrade)
Wheelchair Bay N/A
Door Closing Indicator Lights N/A
Passenger Information System LED Display
VFD display (replaced)
Safety System ATC, ATO, ATP, ATS
Signalling System Fixed Block (former)
Communication Based Train Control
Traction Control IGBT-VVVF (Hitachi)


  1. "Hitachi secures contract to upgrade the Sentosa Express with its internationally-certified Wireless Signaling System (CBTC) and an additional train". Retrieved 9 May 2019. Achieved 13 February 2016.
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