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 »

 

Fun Fact Friday: Retrofitted Platform Barriers at Elevated Stations

Did you know that platform barriers were initially not present at all elevated MRT stations? To enhance commuters’ safety and reduce the incidence of track intrusions, all 36 elevated stations on the North-South and East-West Lines are retrofitted with half height platform screen doors between August 2009 and June 2012. The half height platform screen READ MORE »

 

MRT staff gives woman $2 to take the train home, as she lost her way while jogging

Some of us might be itching to get out of the house, especially since Singapore exits the Circuit Breaker. Maybe to go for a jog/run or to enjoy nature in the park. Woman loses her way during 10km run From Ms Mandy Chan’s Facebook post, she went to do a 10km run in the morning 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 »

 

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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 »

 

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 »

 

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Little things you may not have noticed in the train network

There are small little details that are implemented on the train network, which although minute, can be something that would be missed out by an average commuter. Here is a list of things that you might have not noticed while travelling on the train network! Potong Pasir: You Are Always In Transit Standing at a READ MORE »

 

Service Ambassador at Bishan station contracts Covid-19

An SMRT service ambassador has been hospitalised after contracting Covid-19. The 58-year-old woman is a service ambassador for the Circle Line at Bishan station. She is currently an unlinked case. She was last at work on 15 May 2020, subsequently felt unwell 2 days later and consulted a doctor. She was then referred to the 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 »