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Bombardier C951 Train Upgrade

Bombardier C951 Train Upgrade

Bombardier Transportation (BT), the original manufacturer of the Downtown Line (DTL) rolling stock, has recently won a contract from Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) to revitalise critical systems on the Bombardier C951 trains. History of the Bombardier C951 Train First delivered in 2012, the trains are quickly becoming antiquated as compared to recent rolling stock READ MORE »

Fate of the Kawasaki-Nippon Sharyo C751B?

Fate of the Kawasaki-Nippon Sharyo C751B?

With the unexpected decommissioning of the 2nd-generation Siemens C651 (SIE) train, one would wonder what will be the fate of the 3rd-generation Kawasaki-Nippon Sharyo C751B (KNS) train. The End of the Siemens C651 Background of the KNS C751B train Introduced in 2000, these C751B trains should be slated for refurbishment similar to their North East READ MORE »

Single Route Diagram at Stadium

Single Route Diagram at Stadium

Recently, a netizen posted a photo of this single route diagram found at the platform level of Stadium station of the Circle Line (CCL): This single route diagram was first spotted by us back in December 2019, and we initially had mixed opinions about the signage. However, as the original Circle Line route diagram (with READ MORE »

Handy Tips for Commuting in Phase 2

Handy Tips for Commuting in Phase 2

Singapore will move on to phase 2 of reopening today (June 19) 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 »

Impact on MRT during Circuit Breaker

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 »

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What’s coming Post Circuit Breaker?

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 »

Ideas for the CR151

Ideas for the CR151

With the fast approaching end-of-life for the 1st-generation Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151 (KHI) 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 from READ MORE »

What’s upcoming in 2019?

What’s upcoming in 2019?

2018 had been a rather quiet year for the rail network with only the introduction of new trains with tip-up seats on the North South Line, without any new rail line or extensions opening. The amount of breakdowns have been reduced significantly thanks to MRT stations closing early and opening late every month to speed READ MORE »

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Is the passenger loading system beneficial?

Is the passenger loading system beneficial?

On 14th May 2018, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced the pilot of a new Passenger Load Information System (PLIS) on the Downtown Line (DTL). The system features real-time information of the passenger loading in each train carriage of the arriving train and aims to help commuters better plan which door to queue at depending READ MORE »