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!
Hyundai Rotem Company (HRC) has commissioned a full-scale mock-up of the J151 train with different interior fittings for the Land Transport Authority (LTA).
The mock-up is located at LTA’s Hampshire Road Office, open for viewing for invited guests. LTA has produced surveys for the public to indicate their preferred design options.
The SGTrains team has visited the mock-up and here are our opinions.
The Hyundai Rotem J151 are the first-generation trains for the Jurong Region Line which will be opening in three stages starting from 2027.
Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung gave us a sneak preview of the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 (TEL2) which will open in the coming months! “Every Station Is Carefully Architectured and Designed, With Unique Features” Caldecott MRT Station Mayflower MRT Station Springleaf MRT Station “Ready To Open in Q3 This Year” In a READ MORE »
Commuters can look forward to receiving real-time information on lift availability at SMRT train stations through the rail operator’s mobile app. This serves as an additional way for commuters to receive official information about lift availability at MRT stations, in addition to the MyTransport.SG mobile app by the Land Transport Authority (LTA). Useful Feature for READ MORE »
The ‘May I have a seat, please?’ initiative began as a pilot programme by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) through the Caring SG Commuters national movement in October 2019, to alert commuters about fellow passengers with invisible medical conditions who may require a seat while on public transport.
On this day 11 years ago, the first and second stage of the Circle Line (CCL) officially commenced for passenger service, with 11 stations from Dhoby Ghaut to Tai Seng. Within these 11 stations, a few of them had award-winning architecture designs which led to international attention at our MRT station architecture. CC2 Bras Basah READ MORE »
In a Facebook post by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on 4 April 2021, the new third-generation trains for the North East Line (NEL) have arrived in Singapore! This is the first set of six trains which would be delivered to train operator SBS Transit. Alstom Metropolis C851E (NEL) Land Transport Authority (LTA) awarded Alstom READ MORE »
In a Facebook post by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on 17 March 2021, the Integrated Train Testing Centre (ITTC) has commenced civil construction works with a groundbreaking ceremony officiated by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung. The ITTC is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, with a dedicated facility that will be READ MORE »