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6 Times When MRT Trains & Stations Were Uniquely Themed in 2021

6 MRT Trains & Stations Which Were Uniquely Themed in 2021

Throughout the year 2021, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has artistically and uniquely themed several MRT trains and stations.

Check out this gallery of the designs which were exhibited across the train network this year!

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1. Gracious Commuting Campaign

The Thoughtful Bunch mascots, first featured in 2014, were displayed in a themed MRT train carriage in January 2021, to promote thoughtful and gracious commuting on the public transport network.

Gracious Commuting Campaign 2021. (Screengrab: LTA/Facebook)

Gracious Commuting Campaign 2021. (Screengrab: LTA/Facebook)

Gracious Commuting Campaign 2021. (Screengrab: LTA/Facebook)

Gracious Commuting Campaign 2021. (Screengrab: LTA/Facebook)

Gracious Commuting Campaign 2021. (Screengrab: LTA/Facebook)

Gracious Commuting Campaign 2021. (Screengrab: LTA/Facebook)

Click to view the 360° Panorama of this thematic display on LTA’s Facebook page »

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2. Chinese New Year Festivities

To usher in the Year of the Ox for Chinese New Year, several MRT trains and stations were brightly themed for the festive occasion in February 2021.

Not only does it feature the highly-used pun of Happy Niu (牛) Year, it also features iconic motifs such as golden ingots, red packets, pineapples and mandarin oranges.

“A CNY-themed train runs on each of the five MRT lines – #NEL, #DTL, #CCL and #NSEWL – from now till 5 Mar 2021.” (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

"Iconic CNY motifs such as golden ingots, red packets and pineapples can be found all around our themed trains!" (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

“Iconic CNY motifs such as golden ingots, red packets and pineapples can be found all around our themed trains!” (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

"#DoYouKnow that mandarin oranges are commonly known as an icon of good luck as its orange hue symbolises gold?" (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

“#DoYouKnow that mandarin oranges are commonly known as an icon of good luck as its orange hue symbolises gold?” (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

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3. Hari Raya Festivities

For Hari Raya in May 2021, several MRT trains were themed for the festive occasion, in a collaboration between LTA and the Gelang Serai Constituency Office.

Several fun facts about the Hari Raya tradition were also included in this thematic display.

"LTA collaborated with the Geylang Serai Constituency Office and our public transport operators to dress up our trains, stations and buses in Malay cultural motifs to mark the month-long Hari Raya Puasa." (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

“LTA collaborated with the Geylang Serai Constituency Office and our public transport operators to dress up our trains, stations and buses in Malay cultural motifs to mark the month-long Hari Raya Puasa.” (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

"Little #FunFact nuggets can also be found all around the train for you to learn more about Hari Raya traditions on the go!" (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

“Little #FunFact nuggets can also be found all around the train for you to learn more about Hari Raya traditions on the go!” (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

"Our Hari Raya-themed trains are progressively rolled out on the CCL, DTL, EWL, NEL and NSL from 5 May 2021." (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

“Our Hari Raya-themed trains are progressively rolled out on the CCL, DTL, EWL, NEL and NSL from 5 May 2021.” (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

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4. National Day Celebrations

In August 2021, several MRT trains and stations were strikingly themed for National Day, in both red and white colours.

This thematic display features artistic concepts of NDP 2021 and various QR codes for commuters to scan and learn more about the celebrations, available on the NDP website.

"We collaborated with the #NDP2021 Committee and our public transport operators to deck out our trains and stations in the #NDP2021 designs." (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

“We collaborated with the #NDP2021 Committee and our public transport operators to deck out our trains and stations in the #NDP2021 designs.” (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

"An #NDP2021-themed train will run on each of our five MRT lines – #CCL, #DTL, #EWL, #NEL and #NSL." (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

“An #NDP2021-themed train will run on each of our five MRT lines – #CCL, #DTL, #EWL, #NEL and #NSL.” (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

"Check out the designated concept station 🚆 this year at Dhoby Ghaut and soak in the celebratory vibes if you happened to pass by the station! 🇸🇬" (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

“Check out the designated concept station 🚆 this year at Dhoby Ghaut and soak in the celebratory vibes if you happened to pass by the station! 🇸🇬” (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

"#NDP2021-themed 🇸🇬 wall murals can also be spotted at the Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Buona Vista and Serangoon MRT stations. 🤩" (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

“#NDP2021-themed 🇸🇬 wall murals can also be spotted at the Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Buona Vista and Serangoon MRT stations. 🤩” (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

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5. Deepavali Festivities

For Deepavali in November 2021, several MRT trains and stations were themed for the festive occasion, in a collaboration between LTA and the Little India Shopkeepers & Heritage Association.

Symbolic Deepavali motifs such as Rangoli, diya lamps and peacocks were featured in the thematic displays.

"LTA collaborated with the Little India Shopkeepers & Heritage Association (LiSHA) and our public transport operators to bring you the Deepavali-themed trains, stations and buses." (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

“LTA collaborated with the Little India Shopkeepers & Heritage Association (LiSHA) and our public transport operators to bring you the Deepavali-themed trains, stations and buses.” (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

"Spot the different festive motifs at the Little India MRT station!" (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

“Spot the different festive motifs at the Little India MRT station!” (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

"Soak in the Deepavali vibes if you happened to pass by Little India station! You can spot similar motifs at the Bedok or Serangoon MRT stations too." (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

“Soak in the Deepavali vibes if you happened to pass by Little India station! You can spot similar motifs at the Bedok or Serangoon MRT stations too.” (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

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6. Christmas Festivities

For the year-end festivities, several MRT trains were decked out in decorations for Christmas in December 2021.

This thematic display also promotes caring & gracious behaviours and thanksgiving when travelling on the public transport network.

"One train on each of our rail lines - #CCL, #DTL, #EWL, #NEL, #NSL and #TEL - will be decked out in Christmas decorations in celebration of the festive season." (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

“One train on each of our rail lines – #CCL, #DTL, #EWL, #NEL, #NSL and #TEL – will be decked out in Christmas decorations in celebration of the festive season.” (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

"Bask in the year-end festive vibes while riding on our Christmas-themed trains!" (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

“Bask in the year-end festive vibes while riding on our Christmas-themed trains!” (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

"Can you spot our caring behaviours in this photo? Share with us what other gracious behaviours you practise during your commute too!" (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

“Can you spot our caring behaviours in this photo? Share with us what other gracious behaviours you practise during your commute too!” (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

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External Links
“Enter #AWholeNewWorld of thoughtfulness when you step into our Graciousness-themed trains! 🤩” – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 27 Dec 2021]
“Usher in the year of the ox 🐂 with us as you commute on public transport! 🚌 🚶 🚆” – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 27 Dec 2021]
“The Hari Raya vibes are strong with our themed trains, stations, and buses! ✨🌙 ” – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 27 Dec 2021]
“Our trains, stations and buses are all ready to welcome the #FestivalOfLights 🪔!” – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 27 Dec 2021]
“This National Day, let us all join hands to celebrate our unity and resilience together! #NDP2021 #TogetherOurSGSpirit 💪🇸🇬 ” – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 27 Dec 2021]
“🎶 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 🎄🎁🤩” – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 27 Dec 2021]

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