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How is the North East Line powered Differently?

How is the North East Line powered Differently?

Last Sunday (Mar 28), train services between Punggol and Serangoon stations on the North East Line (NEL) were disrupted due to a power fault at Buangkok station. But how is the North East Line powered differently compared to other MRT lines in Singapore? MRT trains are powered using Electricity All 6 MRT lines in Singapore READ MORE »

Guide Dog knows which station to alight at?

Guide Dog knows which station to alight at?

Guide dogs are service animals which are trained to lead the blind or visually impaired around obstacles. They are allowed on Singapore’s public transport, with full support given by the Government of Singapore. One such guide dog is even accustomed to our MRT network! Assisting its owner on the MRT In a Facebook post via READ MORE »

How did a safe MRT system indirectly cause delays?

How did a safe MRT system indirectly cause delays?

Last Friday (Mar 19), Southbound trains towards Marina South Pier on the North-South Line (NSL) were delayed during the morning peak hours due to a fault with the platform screen doors at Bishan station. But how does ensuring safety for commuters indirectly cause inconvenience then? Safety Systems on MRT trains Our MRT trains are equipped READ MORE »

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Opening of TEL2 revised to Q3 2021

Opening of TEL2 revised to Q3 2021

The second stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL2) faces further delays to its opening schedule. This is the second revision for the opening schedule for TEL2, where it is now planned to open by Q3 2021, pushed back from the first revision of Q1 2021. Land Transport Authority (LTA) mentioned in a Facebook post READ MORE »

Dialect-friendly Announcements at Chinatown

Dialect-friendly Announcements at Chinatown

Safety Announcements for escalators are not a new occurrence in the rail network. Implemented at escalators with higher commuter traffic, these announcements are conventionally broadcasted multilingually in English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. Cantonese and Hokkien Dialects The new implementation at Chinatown Station Exit A on the North East Line (NEL) adapts to the minority of READ MORE »

Service Ambassador at Bishan station contracts Covid-19

Service Ambassador at Bishan station contracts Covid-19

An SMRT service ambassador has been hospitalised after contracting Covid-19. The 58-year-old woman is a service ambassador for the Circle Line at Bishan station. She is currently an unlinked case. She was last at work on 15 May 2020, subsequently felt unwell 2 days later and consulted a doctor. She was then referred to the READ MORE »