Remarkable Circle Line Stages 1 & 2 Station Designs

On this day 11 years ago, the first and second stage of the Circle Line (CCL) officially commenced for passenger service, with 11 stations from Dhoby Ghaut to Tai Seng. Within these 11 stations, a few of them had award-winning architecture designs which led to international attention at our MRT station architecture. CC2 Bras Basah READ MORE »


Should the Siemens C651 Refurbishment Project be scrapped?

Last Saturday (Apr 10), a local trainspotter spotted the decommissioned refurbished Siemens C651 train EMU 217/218 awaiting to be scrapped at Tuas. This was similar to a previous spotting of a decommissioned C651 train at a Tuas scrapyard last September. However, should the Siemens C651 Refurbishment Project be scrapped? Siemens C651 Mid-Life Refurbishment Project The READ MORE »


New Wayfinding System: One Year On

It has been a year since the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 1 opened, and with the new line came a new wayfinding system. The new wayfinding system was developed after a three-year review and was designed with the intent of a gentler learning curve, so that everyone can quickly pick up the new signs READ MORE »


Singapore Rail Developments in 2021

As we depart from 2020, here are some of the Singapore Rail Developments that will be happening in the year 2021. Opening of Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 Stage 2 of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) is expected to open in the third quarter of this year, after multiple delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE »


Fun Fact Friday: Dover MRT Station

Did you know that Dover is the first MRT station in Singapore to be built along an existing line? Dover station of the East-West Line (EWL) opened on 18 October 2001 and is the first station in the MRT system to be built on a live section of a train line. Construction Works During Train READ MORE »


Fun Fact Friday: Barrier-free Train Network

Did you know that Singapore’s train network is barrier-free? Network-wide Barrier-free Access All 159 MRT and LRT stations in Singapore have barrier-free access routes from a station entrance to the platform. This is made possible with lifts, ramps and a tactile guidance system. Wide fare gates are also installed for the elderly and disabled to READ MORE »


40 additional new trains for NSEWL

Announced on 28 September 2020, 40 additional R151 trains will be purchased for the North-South and East-West Lines, replacing 19 sets of 2nd-generation Siemens C651 and 21 sets of 3rd-generation Kawasaki-Nippon Sharyo C751B trains. The 40 additional new trains will adopt the same design as the initial orders, allowing engineers to be familiarised with a READ MORE »