MTR CNR Changchun EMU
|CNR Changchun EMU (C-Train) |
C6554-07E / C6554-12E
|In service||7 December 2011-present (Kwun Tong line) |
28 December 2016-present (South Island line)
|Built at||Changchun, China|
|Entered service||2011 (Kwun Tong line) |
2016 (South Island line)
|Number built||22 trains with 8 carriages |
10 trains with 3 carriages
|Formation||3 (South Island line) |
8 per trainset (all other lines)
|Capacity||2496 (8-car train) |
938 (3-car train)
|Depot(s)||Kowloon Bay Depot (Kwun Tong Line) Wong Chuk Hang Depot (South Island Line)|
|Line(s) served||Kwun Tong line |
South Island line
|Car body construction||Stainless steel|
|Car length||see the corresponding table|
|Width||3,000 mm (9 ft 10.11 in) (Kwun Tong Line stock) 3,120 mm (10 ft 2.83 in) (South Island Line stock)|
|Height||3,698 mm (12 ft 1.591 in) (without pantograph or air conditioner)|
|Floor height||1,100 mm (3 ft 7.307 in)|
|Doors||10 per carriage (5 doors per side)|
|Maximum speed||80 km/h (50 mph) (service) |
90 km/h (56 mph) (design)
|Weight||Axle load: 17.5 t|
|Traction system||Urban lines: IGBT-VVVF (Mitsubishi Electric)|
South Island line: IGBT-VVVF (Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment/Alstom OPTONIX)
|Traction motors||Urban lines: AC Traction Motors (Mitsubishi Electric)|
South Island line: AC Traction Motors (Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment/Alstom)
|Acceleration||1.3 m/s2 (4.3 ft/s2)|
(4.68 km/(h⋅s) or 2.91 mph/s)
|Deceleration||Service 1.35 m/s2 (4.4 ft/s2) (4.86 km/(h⋅s) or 3.02 mph/s)|
Emergency 1.4 m/s2 (4.6 ft/s2) (5.04 km/(h⋅s) or 3.13 mph/s)
|Electric system(s)||1.5 kV DC Overhead catenary|
|Current collection method||Pantograph|
|Braking system(s)||Regenerative and Pneumatic|
|Safety system(s)||Kwun Tong line: |
Alstom SACEM ATP and ATS, with ATO
Future: Thales SelTrac CBTC ATC with subsystems of ATO GOA 3 (DTO), ATP, NetTrac ATS, CBI
South Island line:
Alstom URBALIS 400 UTO
|Coupling system||BSI Coupler|
|Track gauge||1,432 mm (4 ft 8 3⁄8 in) (Kwun Tong Line to Yau Ma Tei) 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) (South Island line and Kwun Tong line extension)|
The Changchun EMU or CNR Changchun EMU is an electric multiple unit train type of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system in Hong Kong. It is designed and manufactured by Changchun Railway Vehicles, a member of CNR group (now part of CRRC Corporation). They were the first MTR heavy-rail stock to be manufactured in Mainland China, while past orders came from England, Japan, Europe or South Korea.
The trains come in two versions: the C-Train, a manned eight-car train which is used mainly on the Kwun Tong line; and the S-Train, a driverless three-car variant which operates on the South Island line since its opening in December 2016. Similar trains have been ordered for the future East West Corridor, also known as EWL C-Train, which entered service on the Ma On Shan line on 12 March 2017; however, these trains bear a resemblance to the older SP1900 EMUs.
Designed in 18 months, the first C-Train rolled off the production lines at CNR's plant on 6 December 2010. It was transported to Hong Kong on 28 April 2011. By 16 October, 4 sets had arrived and were undergoing testing on the Kwun Tong Line, where were first expected enter service sometime in November of the same year.
The first C-Train entered service on the Kwun Tong Line on Wednesday, 7 December 2011 in the evening. They were introduced on 29 May 2012 to the Tsuen Wan Line and on 13 May 2013 to the Tseung Kwan O Line. The last of the 8-car trains was handed over on 5 September 2013, and entered service on the Kwun Tong Line shortly after.
The S-Trains began operating on 28 December 2016, the day the South Island Line commenced service.
Kwun Tong line (contract number C6554-07E - 22 sets)
|Kwun Tong line train car types|
|Car type||Control cab||Traction motor||Pantograph||auto-
|Car length (mm)||No. of seats||Wheelchair space||Number in fleet|
|A control cab car||O||X||X||O||23090||45||1||28|
|B motor car||X||O||X||X||21600||39||3||42|
|C pantograph car||X||O||O||O||21600||39||3||42|
|Westbound （to Whampoa）||Kwun Tong line sets （22 sets）||Eastbound （to Tiu Keng Leng）|
Supplement to 22 sets of MTR Metro Cammell EMU(DC)
South Island line (contract number C6554-12E - 10 sets)
In this configuration, the pantograph is situated on the end cars (A car), while all three cars will have a motor each (no trailer cars). Like the converted M-Trains used on the Disneyland Resort line, these trains are fully automated, but unlike the DRL trains, the driver's cab has been replaced by extra passenger space, with an unobstructed view out the front windows (similar to that of the HKIA automated people mover). The trains feature a different interior compared to the Kwun Tong Line configuration as well as a different paint scheme and headlight styling. Designed in sixteen months, all ten three-car trains are now in service.
|Eastbound/Northbound （to Admiralty）||South Island line sets （10 sets）||Southbound/Westbound （to South Horizons）|
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-08. Retrieved 2013-07-26.
- MTR Facebook page - C-Train Rollout
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- Train at Shop
- First video of propulsion capture during testing
- Another one