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 »


Bombardier C951 Train Upgrade

Bombardier Transportation (BT), the original manufacturer of the Downtown Line (DTL) rolling stock, has recently won a contract from Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) to revitalise critical systems on the C951 trains. History of the Bombardier C951 Train First delivered in 2012, the trains are quickly becoming antiquated as compared to recent rolling stock purchases 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 »


Handy Tips for Commuting in Phase 2

Singapore will move on to phase 2 of reopening today (19 June) and social activities will finally be allowed. For those that have been staying at home for the past 2 months, leaving the house and travelling would seem alien. Fret not, here are some handy tips to help you on your commute. 1. Wearing READ MORE »


Impact on MRT during Circuit Breaker

Trains are still arriving every 2 minutes during peak hours except that the trains are not jam-packed with commuters. “Daily bus and rail ridership have fallen by more than 71% and 75% respectively” says the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in a press release made on 14 April. With the reduced in ridership, plans were then READ MORE »


What’s coming Post Circuit Breaker?

Covid-19 has disrupted our daily lives and we have almost reached the middle of 2020 battling the virus. As we continue to adapt to the evolving situation, measures and safeguards have been put in place by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and public transport operators. Before we dive into some issues, let’s take a look READ MORE »