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|Industry||Public Transport Operator|
|Headquarters||City Hall, Singapore|
|Desmond Kuek (President & CEO)
Koh Yong Guan (Chairman)
SMRT Trains Limited is a rail operator in Singapore and a wholly owned subsidiary of SMRT Corporation. Then known as Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRTC) when it was incorporated on 6 August 1987, it was renamed as Singapore MRT Limited before taking on its current name, SMRT Trains, in the year 2004.
On 7 November 1987, MRTC started services on Singapore's first MRT section, consisting of five stations from Yio Chu Kang to Toa Payoh. SMRT Trains currently manages most of the MRT services in Singapore except the North East Line and Downtown Line. On 11 December 2001, SMRT merged with TIBS Holdings. On 10 May 2004, all of the subsidiaries under the SMRT Corporation adopted the SMRT logo and brand officially. 6 trains – C151, C651, C751B, C151A and the upcoming C151B and future C151C are operating on the North South Line and the East West Line. The C830 and the latest C830C trains are operating only on the Circle Line.
The main colour scheme for all the trains are black with red stripe, excluding C651 with the only exterior with white and red stripes and C801 with green and red stripes. Future SMRT trains and refurbished trains will bear the new SMRT livery, which consist of white, red, black and yellow pixel livery, unless LTA uses its own livery for newer rolling stocks, similar to C951 and CT251 (also known as T251). Current fleets with the new liveries are the C801A and the C151B trains.
- On December 15, 2011, train services were disrupted between Bishan and Marina Bay on the NSL. Two days after, train services were again disrupted between Toa Payoh and Marina Bay. This is the second worst major breakdown in SMRT history. SMRT stated that the weight of the 4th generation trains, C151A, was the root cause of the breakdown. The COI (Commitment of Inquiry) later investigated that the weight of the 4th generation trains were not responsible for the third rail horse shoe and train collector shoes to be damaged.
- On March 9, 2015, the BPLRT came to a halt due to a station fire and a power fault, which resulted in a 24-hour service suspension. The cause of the power faults were due to the fire at Segar LRT Station. All trains were done system check while during the 24-hour service suspension, LTA and SMRT engineers went to inspect each stations and the tracks before testing if the line can reinstate service. Certain section of tracks deemed as "possible causes of power faults" ran on reduced speed until around the 4th week of July before reinstating normal speed.
- On July 7, 2015, the NSEWL was completely suspended from normal train services. It was also the first time both major lines were suspended simultaneously. This incident marks the worst breakdown in SMRT history. SMRT and LTA has suspected that faulty trains were the cause of this incident. Investigations concluded that a damaged insulator was the main cause of the multiple power trips on that day and SMRT could be fined for the lack of maintenance. Experts are looking into the matter to see if they can separate the power systems from the North South and East West Lines to prevent similar incidents form recurring.
- On 22 March 2016, 2 SMRT staff were killed when a train hit them near Pasir Ris station along the EWL. This is the very first fatal accident SMRT ever had in history.
|Contract*||Image||Type||Maximum Speed (km/h)||Trains||Cars||Line(s) served||Built on||Debut on|
|C151||electric multiple unit||90||80||66||396||North South Line
East West Line
|1986 – 1989
2006 – 2009
|7 November 1987|
|C151A||electric multiple unit||90||80||35||210||2011 – 2014||27 May 2011|
|C151B||electric multiple unit||90||80||45||270||2014 – 2017||16 April 2017|
|C151C||electric multiple unit||90||80||12||72||2017 –2019||N/A|
|C651||electric multiple unit||90||80||19||114||1993 – 1994
2016 - 2018
|20 September 1994|
|C751B||electric multiple unit||90||80||21||126||1999 – 2001
||28 January 2000|
|C830||electric multiple unit||90||78||40||120||Circle Line||2006 – 2008||28 May 2009|
|C830C||electric multiple unit||90||78||24||72||2014 – 2015||26 June 2015|
|C801||electric multiple unit||55||48||19||19||Bukit Panjang LRT||1998 – 1999||6 November 1999|
|C801A||electric multiple unit||55||48||13||13||2014 – 2015||19 November 2014|
The trains are classified as contracts unlike other countries which uses "class".*