8 More Things You May Not Know About Singapore MRT

There are so many minute details and noteworthy things of the train network scattered all over the country. Therefore, here are eight more things that you might not know about Singapore’s train network! 1. Botanic Gardens: Waterfall in an MRT Station CC 19DT 9 Botanic Gardens With the station located directly next to the Singapore READ MORE »


New 7th Generation R151 Trains for the North-South and East-West Lines Spotted During Children’s Day Celebration in China

Alstom’s joint venture, Changchun Bombardier Rail Vehicles Company Ltd. (CBRC), had recently organised a celebration for Children’s Day where children whose parents are working at the factory are invited over to explore and view the trains that CBRC is currently building. Sneak Peek of New Bombardier MOVIA R151 Trains Alstom mentioned that “the children then READ MORE »


Upcoming MRT Lines and Extensions from 2021

With the Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 set to commence operations in the third quarter of this year, let’s take a look at other upcoming MRT lines and their respective expected operating dates! Opening Soon: Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 – April 2021 Progress Update 2022-2025: Thomson-East Coast Line – Stage 3, 4 and 5 READ MORE »


TraceTogether Checking Pods Now Available at Selected MRT Stations

Did you know that you can now check if your TraceTogether Token is working at checking pods located at various MRT station? The Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO) introduced self-service token checking pods to allow commuters to check if their TraceTogether Token is working. The pods consists of a SafeEntry Gateway. If your READ MORE »


Early Closure & Late Opening of Thomson-East Coast Line Stations – May to August 2021

All three MRT stations on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) will start later and end earlier to facilitate testing in preparation for the second stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL2). The TEL2 slated for opening in the third quarter this year. Early Closure & Late Opening between Woodlands North and Woodlands South Train service READ MORE »


Deploy a Fixed Set of Trains for Changi Airport Extension – Can the MRT Network Be Made Safer?

It has been a week since the restriction and closure of Jewel & Passenger Terminal Buildings at Changi Airport to the general public. Despite that, we believe that more measures can be implemented on the MRT network, in light of the more viral and transmissible COVID-19 variant. [Update – 11 June 2021] Safe and Progressive READ MORE »


Sneak Preview of Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 – Beautifully Designed Stations!

Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung gave us a sneak preview of the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 (TEL2) which will open in the coming months! “Every Station Is Carefully Architectured and Designed, With Unique Features” Caldecott MRT Station Mayflower MRT Station Springleaf MRT Station “Ready To Open in Q3 This Year” In a READ MORE »


14 Day Closure of Changi Airport – MRT Station Remains Open, Access to Airport Is Restricted

Train service towards Changi Airport MRT station remains available, despite the closure and restriction of Jewel Changi Airport and Terminals 1 & 3 to public access, due to the detection and increase in occurrence of COVID-19 cases. [Update – 11 June 2021] Safe and Progressive Reopening of Changi Airport PTBs and Jewel Jewel & Passenger READ MORE »


9 Contracts Awarded for Singapore-Johor Bahru RTS Link Systems

System Works for the Rapid Transit System Link (RTS Link) project between Singapore and Johor Bahru are progressing well. SMRT announced on Wednesday (May 12) that RTS Link operator, RTS Operations Pte Ltd (RTSO), recently awarded nine contracts, totalling around S$320 million. RTS Link To Be Completed by End-2026 The RTS Link has an estimated READ MORE »


Construction of Two Jurong Region Line MRT Stations To Begin in May 2021

Two Jurong Region Line (JRL) MRT stations in the vicinity of Enterprise Road and Jalan Tukang will begin construction works in May 2021, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Wednesday (May 12). $241 Million Contract Awarded for Design & Construction China Harbour (Singapore) Engineering Company Pte. Ltd. has been awarded the civil contract for READ MORE »