Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CRRC Qingdao Sifang T251

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CRRC Qingdao Sifang T251
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In service 2020
Manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries
CRRC Qingdao Sifang
Origin Qingdao, China
Constructed 2019 – Present
Number Built 364 cars (91 Trains)
Body Construction Welded Aluminium
Length 23.65 m (DM1/DM2)
22.8 m (M/T)
Width 3.2 m
Height 3.68 m
Doors 1.45 m, 10 per car
Maximum Speed Design: 100 km/h
Service: 90 km/h
Traction Control SiC Hybrid IGBT-VVVF (Mitsubishi Electric)
Line Voltage 750V DC Third Rail
Track Gauge 1435 mm Standard Gauge

Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CRRC Qingdao Sifang T251 is the only type of trains running on the Thomson–East Coast Line. These trains are currently manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CRRC Qingdao Sifang under the Contract T251.


Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CRRC Qingdao Sifang was awarded Contract T251 in 2014 at a cost of $749.8 million for the construction of 364 passenger cars.[1]


Exterior Design
Livery LTA Livery (Black & White, with Brown & Yellow Stripes)
Train Run Number Yellow LED
Interior Design
Seating Capacity 156
Wheelchair Bay 2 (1 each at middle 2 carriages)
Door Closing Indicator Lights 1 Red LED (Top)
Passenger Information System Train Travel Information System (LED display)
Dynamic Route Map Display
Safety System ATC, ATO, ATP, ATS
Signalling System Communication Based Train Control
Traction Control SiC Hybrid IGBT-VVVF (Mitsubishi Electric)

Fleet Numbering[edit]

The car numbers of the trains range from 2001x to 2091x, where x depends on the carriage type.

  • The last digit identifies the position of the car from the front end of the train; where ‘1’ represents first car, ‘2’ represents second car, ‘3’ represents third car and ‘4’ represents fourth car.
    • Example: Passenger Vehicle 2005 would consist of 4 cars with serial number 20051, 20052, 20053 and 20054 respectively.
  • Sequence may be reversed depending on the direction of travel.


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