Fun Fact Friday: CC18 Station

Did you know that the Circle Line station code CC18 is not found on the system map? If you were to travel between CC17 Caldecott and CC19 Botanic Gardens stations, the journey will take at least 4 minutes as the train will whizz by the CC18 station – also known as Bukit Brown station. Located READ MORE »

 

Fun Fact Friday: Ventilation Fans in Elevated MRT Stations

Did you know that prior 2012, elevated stations do not have any ventilation fans installed at the platform level? Between August 2009 and June 2012, half height platform screen doors were retrofitted onto all 36 elevated stations on the North-South and East-West Lines, enhancing commuters’ safety and reducing the incidence of track intrusions. We covered READ MORE »

 

System Maps Over the Years

Over the years, our train network has evolved from a humble two-line system into a convenient and reliable train network that spans over 230km across the whole of Singapore. The system map has been constantly updated to reflect the changes to the rail network, as well as accommodating newer train lines to fit into a READ MORE »

 

Fun Fact Friday: End-Destination Numbers

Do you know what the digits enclosed in the circles mean? These are end-destination numbers that are tagged to all terminals on the MRT lines (except Tanah Merah), allowing commuters to recognise the train direction of travel easily. Elderly passengers or tourists who are new to the Singapore MRT system can use the numbers to READ MORE »

 

SafeEntry may not be feasible for the Train Network

The government recently rolled out a series of SafeEntry (1) QR Codes across all stations. Although this is not compulsory, the Land Transport Authority encourages commuters to check in upon entering the station. In our opinion, we find that the SafeEntry system is not feasible for commuters travelling on the train network, since steps for READ MORE »

 

Fun Fact Friday: Jurong East “A” or “D”?

What do “A” and “D” represent on the train arrival screens for trains travelling towards Jurong East on the North-South Line? These letters represent the platform, which the train would be berthing at, upon arrival at Jurong East interchange. Several trains during the peak hours would typically alternate between berthing at platform A or platforms READ MORE »

 

Ideas for the CR151

With the fast approaching end-of-life for the 1st generation Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151 Electric Multiple Unit (EMUs), replacement EMUs are to be procured to replace the retiring trains, allowing continued train service levels and rolling stock availability. In that effort, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced the procurement of 66 (396 rail cars) trains READ MORE »