Fate of 3rd Generation KNS Train

With the unexpected decommissioning of the 2nd Generation Siemens (SIE) C651 train, one would wonder what will be the fate of the 3rd Generation Kawasaki Heavy Industries & Nippon Sharyo (KNS) C751B train. The End of the Siemens C651 Background of the KNS train Introduced in 2000, these trains should be slated for refurbishment like READ MORE »

 

TEL2 Progress Update – July 2020

Stage 2 of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), which will extend the line from Woodlands to Caldecott via Thomson, is slated to open at the end of this year. The SGTrains team visited various sites along the TEL2 route to document and observe the progress of the stations’ construction. All pictures were taken from publicly READ MORE »

 

Retirement of 1st Generation Trains

In a Facebook post yesterday (22 June), Transport Minister Mr Khaw Boon Wan officiated the start of the decommissioning of the first generation Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) trains which ply the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL). A Full Meaningful LifeJust now, I switched off the lights of one 33-year old Kawasaki train at Bishan Depot. READ MORE »

 

Handy Tips for Commuting in Phase 2

Singapore will move on to phase 2 of reopening today (19 June) and social activities will finally be allowed. For those that have been staying at home for the past 2 months, leaving the house and travelling would seem alien. Fret not, here are some handy tips to help you on your commute. 1. Wearing READ MORE »

 

Removal of Safe Distancing stickers on trains

Safe Distancing stickers will be removed on trains as Singapore exits Circuit Breaker. As more people will be travelling, safe distancing will be challenging. In a Facebook post on 1 June, Transport Minister Mr Khaw Boon Wan urged Singaporeans to work from home, stagger time and avoid traditional peak hours. Wearing of mask will still READ MORE »

 

Impact on MRT during Circuit Breaker

Trains are still arriving every 2 minutes during peak hours except that the trains are not jam-packed with commuters. “Daily bus and rail ridership have fallen by more than 71% and 75% respectively” says the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in a press release made on 14 April. With the reduced in ridership, plans were then READ MORE »

 

Post Circuit Breaker (Phase 1) on Public Transport

In a Facebook post earlier this evening (19 May 2020), Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan noted that public transport ridership will increase in tandem with the reopening of workplaces and schools from 2 June 2020. Despite the increase in capacity, adhering to safe distancing would “be difficult” when trains are crowded. To help mitigate the READ MORE »