If you are a frequent commuter on the driverless train network, you might have noticed that even though these trains are fully automatic and *driver* less, there is still an MRT staff on board.
These MRT staff are known as ‘Rovers’. Here’s how they keep you safe and the network smoothly operated!
UPDATE (27 Apr): SBS Transit announced that they have completed the replacement works ahead of schedule. Train services will operate normally and early closures will not be needed. Selected stations on the North East Line (NEL) will close earlier on Fridays and Saturdays, to facilitate Intensified Replacement Works for Insulators of the Overhead Catenary System 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 »
Selected stations on the North East Line (NEL) will close earlier on Fridays and Saturdays; 9, 10 April and 16, 17 April. SBS Transit mentioned that this is to facilitate Intensified Replacement Works for Insulators of the Overhead Catenary System (OCS). Longer Intervals during Closures During the early closures between the section from Serangoon to Punggol READ MORE »
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 »
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.