3 MRT Lines To Have New Fare Collection Gates by July 2026

3 MRT Lines To Have New Fare Collection Gates by July 2026

Thales announced on Tuesday (Oct 12) that it had won the contract to modernise and standardise 1,350 fare gates at MRT stations over the next few years.

The North-South Line, East-West Line, Circle Line and the upcoming Jurong Region Line will see upcoming fare gates supplied by the company.

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Public Transport Usage Declines in Past Month; More Staying at Home: Google Report

Public Transport Usage Declines in Past Month; More Staying at Home: Google Report

Google has been gathering insights from the location data of smartphones to give a better understanding of movement trends during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the report released last Thursday (Oct 7), there is a decrease in the number of people taking public transport and an increase in the number of people staying at home.

6 Interesting Examples of Technology Usage on the Train Network

6 Interesting Examples of Technology Usage on the Train Network

Are you aware of the many different examples of which technology is used on the train network?

The usage of technology is all around us now, from the moment you enter the train station and board the train, to the moment you alight and then exit the station.

Here are six interesting examples of technology usage on the train network, including obscure ones where you might not have noticed during your daily travel!

London’s Northern Line Extends to Battersea Power Station

London’s Northern Line Extends to Battersea Power Station

The London Underground network, or commonly known as the Tube, has opened two new stations on Monday (Sep 20).

The two new stations on the Northern Line — Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms, marks the first major network expansion since the 1990s with the Jubilee Line Extension.

Changi Airport Terminal 3 Bus Accident: Skytrain Services Were Not Running

Changi Airport Terminal 3 Bus Accident: Skytrain Services Were Not Running

There were no Skytrain service running at Changi Airport Terminal 3 on Wednesday (Sep 22) after an SBS Transit bus was involved in an incident, crashing into the pillar supporting the Skytrain tracks.

Speaking to CNA, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that a person was found trapped in the driver’s seat of the bus and was rescued using hydraulic rescue equipment.

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Construction of Loyang MRT Station for the Cross Island Line To Begin in Q4 2021

Construction of Loyang MRT Station for the Cross Island Line To Begin in Q4 2021

Construction of Loyang MRT station for the Cross Island Line will begin in the fourth quarter of 2021, with passenger service projected to begin by 2030, the Land Transport Authority announced on Monday (Sep 13).

Communications Systems for Older Train Lines To Be Upgraded

Communications Systems for Older Train Lines To Be Upgraded

The communications systems on the North-South Line, East-West Line and Bukit Panjang LRT will be renewed and modernised.

Last Thursday (Sep 2), the consortium between ST Engineering and Siemens Mobility announced in a joint statement that it has won a S$180 million contract for the renewal programme.

CBTC Signalling System To Be Utilised for Singapore-Johor Bahru RTS Link

CBTC Signalling System To Be Utilised for Singapore-Johor Bahru RTS Link

Siemens Mobility announced on Aug 19, 2021, the decision to utilise the Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling system technology for the cross border Singapore-Johor Bahru RTS Link.

This came after the initial announcement on the nine contracts for core systems & non-core systems awarded by RTS Operations (RTSO) on May 12, 2021.

6 MRT Stations for Thomson-East Coast Line 2 Begin Passenger Service

6 MRT Stations for Thomson-East Coast Line 2 Begin Passenger Service

The second stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line comprising of six MRT stations began passenger service on Saturday (Aug 28).

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Sneak Peek at Thomson-East Coast Line 2 – Artistic & Unique Station Designs!

Sneak Peek at Thomson-East Coast Line 2 – Artistic & Unique Station Designs!

With Thomson-East Coast Line 2 opening tomorrow on Aug 28, 2021, there are so many of us who are eagerly to get a glimpse of each station’s design and atmosphere!

The six stations on Thomson-East Coast Line 2 (TEL2) are so uniquely designed, and are accompanied with artistic artwork done by local artists! Check it out!