Four bus services that are running parallel to several sections of the Downtown Line (DTL) will be amended and rerouted from Dec 12, 2021.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in a Facebook post on Monday (Nov 22) that with the opening of new train lines like the DTL, bus services have to be amended to “reduce duplication of routes.”
It added that the amendments “ensure prudent use of taxpayer’s monies, while benefiting as many commuters as possible.”
The Downtown Line (DTL) will transit to version two of the New Rail Financing Framework (NRFF) from Jan 1, 2022, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Thursday (Nov 11).
This comes after a financial sustainability review conducted by both the LTA and transport operator SBS Transit (SBST).
The DTL has been using the first version of the NRFF since 2011, while the majority of other train lines used the updated framework between 2016 and 2018 onwards.
Are you aware of the many different examples of which technology is used on the train network?
The usage of technology is all around us now, from the moment you enter the train station and board the train, to the moment you alight and then exit the station.
Here are six interesting examples of technology usage on the train network, including obscure ones where you might not have noticed during your daily travel!
Siemens Mobility announced on Aug 19, 2021, the decision to utilise the Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling system technology for the cross border Singapore-Johor Bahru RTS Link.
This came after the initial announcement on the nine contracts for core systems & non-core systems awarded by RTS Operations (RTSO) on May 12, 2021.
Let’s be aware of both incorrect and correct examples to retrieve personal belongings which have dropped onto the tracks, should it happen to you.
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!
SMRT announced on 15 Apr 2021 that works will be carried out for the removal of tracks leading to a decommissioned temporary maintenance facility. As such, a single platform operation will then be implemented for trains operating at Marina Bay station on the Circle Line (CCL). Maintenance Facility for the DTL, but on the CCL? READ MORE »
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 »
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 »