Fun Fact Friday: Dover station

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 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. Train services between Buona Vista READ MORE »

 

Fun Fact Friday: Barrier-free Train Network

Did you know that Singapore’s train network is barrier-free? 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 conveniently access the READ MORE »

 

Fun Fact Friday: Middle Track at Paya Lebar

Did you know that there are three tracks at Paya Lebar (Circle Line) station? Platforms A and B serve normal passenger service trains heading towards HarbourFront and Dhoby Ghaut/Marina Bay respectively. The middle platform (Platforms C and D) at Paya Lebar is mainly used for withdrawal purposes, similar to the middle platform at Ang Mo READ MORE »

 

Fun Fact Friday: Standard Ticket

Did you know that you can use the same Standard Ticket (for trains) up to six times? If you have misplaced your CEPAS Card and need to travel on the train network, you can purchase a Standard Ticket from the General Ticketing Machines at any train stations across the network. When purchasing a Standard Ticket, READ MORE »

 

Fun Fact Friday: Circle Line trains to Stadium

Do you wonder why trains on the Circle Line extension ends its service at Stadium during off-peak hours? During the peak hours, trains from Marina Bay will run the full line and end at HarbourFront to ensure an average of about 2.5-3 minutes frequency throughout most portions of the line between Promenade and HarbourFront. This READ MORE »

 

Fun Fact Friday: HarbourFront Platform A

Did you know that there is an unused platform at HarbourFront (Circle Line) station? The Circle Line section of HarbourFront station consists of two platforms, Platform B is for normal passenger service trains heading clockwise towards Telok Blangah, and Platform A is currently for train withdrawal purposes. The area around Platform A has been cordoned READ MORE »

 

Fun Fact Friday: STARiS

Did you know that the active route maps on the trains plying the North-South and East-West Lines were made in Singapore? The SMRT Active Route Map Information System (STARiS) is a rail and travel information system developed in-house by communications engineers from SMRT Corporation for its North-South and East-West Line trains. This system was officially READ MORE »

 

Fun Fact Friday: Portable Fare Collection Gates

Did you know that portable fare collection gates can be deployed at stations during special events? These portable faregates sport a compact and light-weight cabinet design, which makes it easy for them to be transported around and set up whenever needed. In addition, it is uniquely designed without a barrier system and sensor logic system READ MORE »