Retirement of 1st Generation Trains

In a Facebook post yesterday (22 June), Transport Minister Mr Khaw Boon Wan officiated the start of the decommissioning of the first generation Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) trains which ply the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL). A Full Meaningful LifeJust now, I switched off the lights of one 33-year old Kawasaki train at Bishan Depot. READ MORE »

 

Removal of Safe Distancing stickers on trains

Safe Distancing stickers will be removed on trains as Singapore exits Circuit Breaker. As more people will be travelling, safe distancing will be challenging. In a Facebook post on 1 June, Transport Minister Mr Khaw Boon Wan urged Singaporeans to work from home, stagger time and avoid traditional peak hours. Wearing of mask will still READ MORE »

 

Service Ambassador at Bishan station contracts Covid-19

An SMRT service ambassador has been hospitalised after contracting Covid-19. The 58-year-old woman is a service ambassador for the Circle Line at Bishan station. She is currently an unlinked case. She was last at work on 15 May 2020, subsequently felt unwell 2 days later and consulted a doctor. She was then referred to the READ MORE »

 

Post Circuit Breaker (Phase 1) on Public Transport

In a Facebook post earlier this evening (19 May 2020), Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan noted that public transport ridership will increase in tandem with the reopening of workplaces and schools from 2 June 2020. Despite the increase in capacity, adhering to safe distancing would “be difficult” when trains are crowded. To help mitigate the READ MORE »

 

MRT MKBF crosses 1.4 million km

Mean Kilometers Between Failures (MKBF) for Singapore’s MRT crosses the 1.4 million km mark with the East-West Line achieving 2.5 million km as announced by Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan in a Facebook post this morning (15 May 2020). This is no easy feat. Success is not built overnight and so is our MRT’s reliability. READ MORE »