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6 Interesting Examples of Technology Usage on the Train Network

6 Interesting Examples of Technology Usage on the Train Network

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!

Communications Systems for Older Train Lines To Be Upgraded

Communications Systems for Older Train Lines To Be Upgraded

The communications systems on the North-South Line, East-West Line and Bukit Panjang LRT will be renewed and modernised.

Last Thursday (Sep 2), the consortium between ST Engineering and Siemens Mobility announced in a joint statement that it has won a S$180 million contract for the renewal programme.

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How did a safe MRT system indirectly cause delays?

How did a safe MRT system indirectly cause delays?

Last Friday (Mar 19), Southbound trains towards Marina South Pier on the North-South Line (NSL) were delayed during the morning peak hours due to a fault with the platform screen doors at Bishan station. But how does ensuring safety for commuters indirectly cause inconvenience then? Safety Systems on MRT trains Our MRT trains are equipped READ MORE »

40 additional new trains for NSEWL

40 additional new trains for NSEWL

Announced on 28 September 2020, 40 additional R151 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 40 additional new trains will adopt the same design as the initial orders, allowing engineers to be familiarised with a READ MORE »

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Fun Fact Friday: SMRT STARiS

Fun Fact Friday: SMRT STARiS

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 »