Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CSR Qingdao Sifang 151A

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CSR Qingdao Sifang 151A
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In service 2011 – Present
Manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries
CSR Qingdao Sifang
Origin Qingdao, China
Constructed 2011 – 2014
Number Built 210 cars (35 Trains)
Body Construction Aluminium-alloy double-skinned construction
Length 23.83 m (DT)
22.8 m (M1/M2)
Width 3.2 m
Height 3.7 m
Doors 1.45 m, 8 per car
Maximum Speed Design: 90 km/h
Service: 80 km/h
Traction Control Fuji Electric IGBT-VVVF
Line Voltage 750V DC Third Rail
Track Gauge 1435 mm Standard Gauge

Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CSR Qingdao Sifang 151A are the fourth generation of trains running on the North–South Line and the East–West Line.


On May 6, 2009, the Land Transport Authority announced that Kawasaki Heavy Industries and CSR Qingdao Sifang had won over Hyundai Rotem, Bombardier Transportation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to secure the contract at a cost of S$369 million, despite Hyundai Rotem offering the lowest bid at S$323 million for the order of 22 trainsets. CSR Sifang handled the manufacturing and testing of the rolling stock, while Kawasaki oversaw the project and design. Contract 151A was the first successful joint venture between these two companies in the international market.[1]

In 2013, a further order of 13 trainsets was placed and as of 2014, all 35 trainsets have been officially put into revenue service.[2]

On 5 July 2016, an investigative news report from FactWire alleged that KSF(A) trainsets were being shipped back to Qingdao for rectification due to multiple defects, including an exploding battery and cracks on trains, but without notifying the public beforehand. The Land Transport Authority acknowledged the trains were returned for rectification works, and have since published official statements to address FactWire's specific allegations.


DT M1 M2 M2 M1 DT
Exterior Design
Livery Black,Red,Grey (Top to bottom)
Train Run Number Yellow LED
Interior Design
Seating Capacity 292
Wheelchair Bay 2, 1 each at Third and Fourth Car
Door Closing Indicator Lights 5 Red LED (Top)
Passenger Information System SMRT Active Route-map and Information System (Dynamic Route Map + VFD display)
Safety System ATC, ATO, ATP, ATS
Signalling System Fixed-Block
Communication Based Train Control
Traction Motor IGBT-VVVF (Fuji Electric)

Fleet Numbering[edit]

The car numbers of the trains range from x501 to x570, where x depends on the carriage type.

  • The first digit identifies the position of the car from the closest end of the train; where ‘3’ represents first car, ‘1’ represents second car and ‘2’ represents third car.
    • (Example) Passenger Vehicle 569/570 would consist of 6 cars with serial number 3569, 1569, 2569, 2570, 1570 and 3570 respectively.
  • Depending on the direction of travel, the sequence may be reversed.


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