First new North East Line train arrives in Singapore

The new fleet of trains are expected to begin operation in 2024.

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Published: 5 April 2021, 1:49 PM

One of the six new North East Line (NEL) trains have finally arrived in Singapore. 

The Land Transport Authority shared on Facebook of the arrival of the train in Singapore. On Apr 4.

The train, donned in a distinctive purple and LTA livery to represent the NEL, were manufactured and assembled in Barcelona, Spain. It has special features like condition monitoring systems which gather data from equipment on the train, allowing train operators to monitor the health of the trains continuously and carry out predictive maintenance.

The train will undergo testing and commissioning works at the Sengkang Depot before it is put to service in 2024, when the NEL extension opens.


Apart from the purple side, LTA also announced that new trains will include the LTA livery. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY


The moment you have been waiting for is finally here. 🤩🎉 Let’s put our hands together to welcome the first of our new...

Posted by Land Transport Authority – We Keep Your World Moving on Sunday, 4 April 2021

Over the weekend, LTA also shared that two Bukit Panjang Light Rail Vehicles which will serve the Bukit Panjang LRT line arrived from New Jersey, United States.

The trains, which are equipped with a new signalling system, were sent to the Ten Mile Junction Depot for testing and commissioning. 

Say hello 👋🏻🚆to the arrival of our two retrofitted Bukit Panjang Light Rail Vehicles (#LRVs)! They have travelled a long...

Posted by Land Transport Authority – We Keep Your World Moving on Friday, 2 April 2021

However, LTA stopped short of revealing how the new trains look like.

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