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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 »

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 »

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Fun Fact Friday: Jurong East “A” or “D”?

Fun Fact Friday: Jurong East “A” or “D”?

What do “A” and “D” represent on the train arrival screens for trains travelling towards Jurong East on the North-South Line? These letters represent the platform, which the train would be berthing at, upon arrival at Jurong East interchange. Several trains during the peak hours would typically alternate between berthing at Platform A or Platforms READ MORE »

Ideas for the CR151

Ideas for the CR151

With the fast approaching end-of-life for the 1st-generation Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151 (KHI) Electric Multiple Unit (EMUs), replacement EMUs are to be procured to replace the retiring trains, allowing continued train service levels and rolling stock availability. In that effort, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced the procurement of 66 (396 rail cars) trains from READ MORE »

Are tipping up seats needed?

Are tipping up seats needed?

As part of the ongoing efforts to improve our MRT lines, 57 new trains were purchased and will be added progressively into passenger service on the North South & East West Lines (NSEWL) between 2017 and 2019. These additional trains have benefited commuters with a more comfortable ride and improved reliability to meet the increasing READ MORE »