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 »

 

MRT MKBF crosses 1.4 million km

Mean Kilometers Between Failures (MKBF) for Singapore’s MRT crosses the 1.4 million km mark with the East-West Line achieving 2.5 million km as announced by Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan in a Facebook post this morning (15 May 2020). This is no easy feat. Success is not built overnight and so is our MRT’s reliability. READ MORE »

 

What’s coming Post Circuit Breaker?

Covid-19 has disrupted our daily lives and we have almost reached the middle of 2020 battling the virus. As we continue to adapt to the evolving situation, measures and safeguards have been put in place by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and public transport operators. Before we dive into some issues, let’s take a look READ MORE »