Singapore is known for its cleanliness and the uncommon laws that govern the city, including the controversial “Chewing Gum Ban”, enacted in January 1992.
However, did you know that the ban to sell and import chewing gum was caused by the opening of the MRT system?
Is it cheaper to travel from Tampines to Bugis using the East-West Line or Downtown Line?
If you are a frequent commuter on the driverless train network, you might have noticed that even though these trains are fully automatic and *driver* less, there is still an MRT staff on board.
These MRT staff are known as ‘Rovers’. Here’s how they keep you safe and the network smoothly operated!
There are so many minute details and noteworthy things of the train network scattered all over the country. Therefore, here are eight more things that you might not know about Singapore’s train network!
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Did you know that there are three tracks at Paya Lebar (Circle Line) station? [A/B] – Normal Passenger Services Platforms A and B serve normal passenger service Circle Line (CCL) trains heading towards HarbourFront and Dhoby Ghaut/Marina Bay respectively. [C/D] – Withdrawal Purposes The middle platform (Platforms C and D) at Paya Lebar is mainly READ MORE »
Did you know that there are 2 different types of bus services provided during Train Service Disruptions at affected stations? Free Regular Bus Services (Route-Plying Buses along Stations) During a train service disruption, regular bus services that serve the affected stations will be made free for boarding. These regular bus services are the same bus READ MORE »