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 »


Dialect-friendly Announcements at Chinatown

Safety Announcements for escalators are not a new occurrence in the rail network. Implemented at escalators with higher commuter traffic, these announcements are conventionally broadcasted multilingually in English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. Cantonese and Hokkien Dialects The new implementation at Chinatown Station Exit A on the North East Line adapts to the minority of commuters 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 »


40 additional new trains for NSEWL

Announced on 28 September 2020, 40 additional trains will be purchased for the North-South and East-West Lines, replacing 19 sets of 2nd generation Siemens C651 and 21 sets of 3rd generation Kawasaki-Nippon Sharyo C751B trains. The new trains will be the same as the new Bombardier MOVIA CR151 trains that will be replacing the 66 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 »


Fate of 3rd Generation KNS Train

With the unexpected decommissioning of the 2nd Generation Siemens (SIE) C651 train, one would wonder what will be the fate of the 3rd Generation Kawasaki Heavy Industries & Nippon Sharyo (KNS) C751B train. The End of the Siemens C651 Background of the KNS train Introduced in 2000, these trains should be slated for refurbishment like READ MORE »


The End of the Siemens C651

In the early hours of Sunday morning, 6 September 2020, a local trainspotter spotted a decommissioned Siemens C651 train EMU 203/204 parked outside the scrapyard in Tuas. Although it was not announced that the Siemens C651 trains were due for decommissioning, these trains were supposed to be undergoing their mid-life refurbishment works. However, the refurbishment READ MORE »