Crystal Mover

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SBS Transit Crystal Mover car on the Sengkang and Punggol LRT
In 2006, CAAS Crystal Mover Cars have replaced their Innovia APM 100 counterparts for the operation of the Changi Airport Skytrain.

The Crystal Mover is an automated people mover (APM) system for airport and light rail applications manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Mihara, Japan. The Crystal Mover is based on the Japanese APM standard, used in six Japanese light rail systems including the Yurikamome and the Rokko Island Line.[1]

Public transport[edit]


In Singapore, Crystal Movers operate between the Sengkang LRT Line and the Punggol LRT Line, operated by SBS Transit. These cars have been operating since 2003 on the Sengkang LRT and on the Punggol LRT since its operation in 2005. There is a fleet of 41 cars of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Crystal Mover C810 in total for the two LRT lines.[2][3] An additional order was placed for 16 more cars (Contract 810A) with identical specifications to increase capacity on both LRT lines, and expected to be fully delivered by 2016.[2]


Macau LRT Ocean Cruiser mockup

On 31 December 2010, Macau placed a MOP 4.688 billion order for Crystal Movers for the Macau Light Transit System, which is expected to start revenue operation in 2019.[4]

Airport connections[edit]

AeroTrain at Washington Dulles International Airport uses Crystal Mover rolling stock.

Crystal Movers are currently in operation in the following airports:


Logo of Crystal Mover
  • Configuration: Single-car or Double-car
  • Capacity (passengers): 105 (including 18 seats) or 210 (including 36 seats)
  • Vehicle mass (t): 14.9/vehicle
  • Vehicle dimensions (mm): 11 840 (length) × 2 690 (width) × 3 615 (height)
  • Guide system: Side guide two-axis four-wheel steering system
  • Electric system: 750 Volts Direct Current
  • Gauge (mm): Gauge, 1 850; guide rail span, 3 200
  • Maximum speed
    • Vehicle performance: 80 km/h
    • Operation: 70 km/h
  • Acceleration: 1.0 m/s² (3.6 km/h/s)
  • Deceleration
    • Maximum service: 1.0 m/s² (3.6 km/h/s)
    • Emergency: 1.3 m/s² (4.7 km/h/s)
  • Car body structure: Aluminum alloy welded structure
  • Traction motor: Three-phase induction motor, continuous rating 80 kW × 2 units
  • Propulsion control system: VVVF inverter vector control (individual control of each axis)

(with variable load control and regenerative brake)

  • Brake system: Electric command pneumatic brake with regenerative brake

(with stand-by brake and parking brake) (with variable load control and wheel slide prevention control)

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