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 »
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 »
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 »
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. A single gate is able to store up to 50,000 transactions in its data-base READ MORE »
Did you notice that the first and last half-height platform screen doors are different? The half-height Platform Screen Doors (PSDs) were installed onto elevated MRT stations along the North-South Line (NSL) and East-West Line (EWL) between August 2009 and June 2012. All of the 24 doors along the platform might look the same, but the READ MORE »
Did you know that the Circle Line station code CC18 is not found on the system map? If you were to travel between CC17 Caldecott and CC19 Botanic Gardens stations on the Circle Line (CCL), the journey will take at least 4 minutes as the train will whizz by the CC18 station – also known READ MORE »
Did you know that prior 2012, elevated stations do not have any ventilation fans installed at the platform level? Increased Heat Since Installation of Platform Screen Doors Between August 2009 and June 2012, half-height platform screen doors were retrofitted onto all 36 elevated stations on the North-South Line (NSL) and East-West Line (EWL), enhancing commuters’ READ MORE »
Over the years, our train network has evolved from a humble two-line system into a convenient and reliable train network that spans over 230km across the whole of Singapore.
The system map has been constantly updated to reflect the changes to the rail network, as well as accommodating newer train lines to fit into a map.
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. Benefits of End-Destination Numbers Elderly passengers or tourists who are new to the Singapore MRT system can READ MORE »
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 Line (NSL) and East-West Line (EWL) are retrofitted with half height Platform Screen Doors (PSDs) between August 2009 and June 2012. Platform READ MORE »