8 More Things You May Not Know About Singapore MRT

There are so many minute details and noteworthy things of the train network scattered all over the country. Therefore, here are eight more things that you might not know about Singapore’s train network! 1. Botanic Gardens: Waterfall in an MRT Station CC 19DT 9 Botanic Gardens With the station located directly next to the Singapore READ MORE »


How is the North East Line powered Differently?

Last Sunday (Mar 28), train services between Punggol and Serangoon stations on the North East Line (NEL) were disrupted due to a power fault at Buangkok station. But how is the North East Line powered differently compared to other MRT lines in Singapore? MRT trains are powered using Electricity All 6 MRT lines in Singapore READ MORE »


Fun Fact Friday: Dover MRT 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 (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 »


Fun Fact Friday: Barrier-free Train Network

Did you know that Singapore’s train network is barrier-free? Network-wide Barrier-free Access 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 READ MORE »


Fun Fact Friday: Middle Track at Paya Lebar MRT Station

Did you know that there are three tracks at Paya Lebar (Circle Line) station? [A/B] – Normal Passenger Services Platforms A and B serve normal passenger service Circle Line (CCL) trains heading towards HarbourFront and Dhoby Ghaut/Marina Bay respectively. [C/D] – Withdrawal Purposes The middle platform (Platforms C and D) at Paya Lebar is mainly READ MORE »


Fun Fact Friday: Standard Ticket for MRT/LRT

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 (GTM) at any train stations across the network. 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 Circle Line (CCL) and end at HarbourFront to ensure an average of about 2.5 – 3 minutes frequency throughout most portions of the line between READ MORE »


Fun Fact Friday: HarbourFront MRT Platform A

Did you know that there is an unused platform at HarbourFront (Circle Line) station? The Circle Line (CCL) section of HarbourFront station consists of two platforms, where 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 READ MORE »


Fun Fact Friday: SMRT 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 Line (NSL) and East-West Line (EWL) trains. This READ MORE »