Thales announced on Tuesday (Oct 12) that it had won the contract to modernise and standardise 1,350 fare gates at MRT stations over the next few years.
The North-South Line, East-West Line, Circle Line and the upcoming Jurong Region Line will see upcoming fare gates supplied by the company.
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!
The communications systems on the North-South Line, East-West Line and Bukit Panjang LRT will be renewed and modernised.
Last Thursday (Sep 2), the consortium between ST Engineering and Siemens Mobility announced in a joint statement that it has won a S$180 million contract for the renewal programme.
This decommissioned Siemens C651 train will be having a new lease of life and purpose with the Singapore Police Force (SPF).
Built in the early-90s, the SPF will be utilising this 27-year-old train for training purposes.
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.
Alstom’s joint venture, Changchun Bombardier Rail Vehicles Company Ltd. (CBRC), had recently organised a celebration for Children’s Day where children whose parents are working at the factory are invited over to explore and view the trains that CBRC is currently building.
Train service towards Changi Airport MRT station remains available, despite the closure and restriction of Jewel Changi Airport and Terminals 1 & 3 to public access, due to the detection and increase in occurrence of COVID-19 cases. [Update – 11 Jun 2021] Safe and Progressive Reopening of Changi Airport PTBs and Jewel Jewel & Passenger READ MORE »
Selected MRT stations on the East-West Line (EWL) will be closed on Sundays to faciliate Cable Replacement Works along the Tuas West Extension (TWE). Full Sunday Closure between Tuas Link and Joo Koon Train service between Tuas Link and Joo Koon stations will not be available on 25 April, and 2, 9, 16 & 23 READ MORE »
To facilitate Cable Replacement Works along the Tuas West Extension (TWE), selected MRT stations along the East-West Line (EWL) will be closed on Sundays from 14 March to 18 April 2021. SMRT mentions that as part of precautionary measures to be implemented against power cable faults and potential train service disruptions, about 150km of 22kV will 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 »