Thursday, May 9, 2013


High volume,low speed (HVLS) fan by Rite Hite at Paya Lebar MRT Station
As of 2012, all above ground MRT stations have fans installed. There are 2 types of fans used: the blade design and the jet design. The blade design spins at a slow speed, but it is able to generate large winds throughout a station. The jet design also can generate large winds but in a certain direction depending on which direction the fan is facing. These fans are installed due to the problem of the 1.5M Platform Screen Doors (PSDs) blocking some fresh air entering the stations.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


4TH generation 'Titan' faregates at Tanah Merah MRT Station
3RD generation wide 'Thales' faregates at Changi Airport MRT Station

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3RD generation 'Thales' faregates at Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station
2ND generation faregates at Raffles Place MRT Station
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1ST generation faregates at Bishan MRT Station
The new generation 'Titan' faregates(first 2 pictures from top) will replace the 1ST and 2ND generation faregates very soon as the 1ST and 2ND generation faregates have been in service for more than 20 years.The new faregate has 14 sensors which can differentiate between human and inanimate objects and thus prevents tailgating,that is to avoid paying fares.It also prevents users from hitting the gate itself as it remains open until the user who has tapped his or her ez-link card on the card reader has passed through.It is also energy-saving as it uses servo-motors and low energy LED displays.It does not show a green arrow or a red cross for entry or exit.Instead,it shows a green or a red light bar for entry or exit.


This photo shows the new platform at Jurong East MRT Station.This platform was built to boost the capacity of the station as only one North South Line(NSL) train could terminate at this station at any one time.When this platform opens in around May 2011,two NSL trains can terminate at this station at any one time.This platform was also built to ease peak hour crowds.With the 22 C151A trains coming to revenue service at the same time as the platform's opening,the capacity of the North South Line (NSL)and the East West Line(EWL)will be increased by 15%. (NB:Platform Screen Doors(PSDs) are already installed and are ready to go operational at the same time.)

Saturday, March 12, 2011


These maps show the current and possible MRT and LRT lines that might be built in the future.ENJOY!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


The interior of the C151A

A C151A undergoing testing of its electrical systems at Bishan MRT Depot

A C151A parked at Bishan MRT Depot

A C151A(501/502)approaching Expo MRT Station(Tanah Merah-bound)
The Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151A is the newest rolling stock to run on Singapore's two oldest Mass Rapid Transit(MRT)lines,the North South Line(NSL) and the East West Line(EWL).Twenty-two(22)units of the C151A have been purchased at the cost of S$369 million.The C151A is a joint venture betwwen Kawasaki Heavy Industries and CSR Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corporation,which is based in Qingdao,Shandong,China.Unlike the C151 which have plastic roller run number displays,these trains have electronic light emitting diode(LED)run number displays.These trains already have the SMRT Active Route Map Information System(STARIS)installed and can be expected to be in revenue service in around May 2011.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Another view of the old system map

Another old system map

The system map before the North East Line(NEL) and the Circle Line(CCL) opened.Dover MRT Station was still under construction at that time

A train at the middle platform of Jurong East MRT Station bound for Choa Chu Kang MRT Station as the Woodlands extension between Choa Chu Kang MRT Station and Yishun MRT Station did not exist at that time

A brochure on how to identify trainsets with  four-digit carriage numbers which can be found on the exterior and the interior of a train

Old station signage at Raffles Place MRT Station with a North South Line(NSL)train at Platform D(then known as Platform 4)

A brochure about Expo MRT Station which opened on 10 January 2001

The introduction brochure about Changi Airport MRT Station,The CGA-TNM shuttle service timings and the Rail Travel Information System(RATIS) which replaced the flip-dot displays in 2002

An information brochure about the upcoming Kawasaki Heavy Industries/Nippon Sharyo C751Bs a.k.a "Black Trains" which were purchased for the Changi Airport-Tanah Merah train shuttle service

The old faregates with magnetic farecard components at City Hall MRT Station(the gates still exist but had their magnetic farecard components removed and were upgraded to accept ez-link cards in 2002)

A brochure about the introduction of the Platform Screen Door(PSD) warning light

The old route map with legends and information about transfers between the East West Line(EWL) and the North South Line(NSL) and about the stations' alphanumeric codes

 Information brochure to guide commuters travelling for the first time on the MRT

The old route map before the MRT system started running

The system map before the Circle Line(CCL) opened
These photographs are about the MRT system in its early days.ENJOY!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


A Wright Eclipse Gemini 2-bodied Volvo B9TL(SBS 7501B)
                                              The Wright Eclipse Gemini 2-bodied Volvo B9TL are currently being delivered to SBS Transit.450 units of this bus were ordered and will run on Singapore roads very soon.They are currently not in service and not deployed in any bus service yet.This bus model is equipped with Electronic Destination Signange(EDS) unlike the previous Volvo B9TL which is bodied by ComfortDelgro Engineering.This bus has almost similar features like the previous Volvo B9TL.

Friday, October 1, 2010


Builder's plate of trainset 127/128 which shows the company that manufactured the train and can be found on either ends of the train
Refurbisher's plate that shows which company refurbished the train and also the year which the train received refurbishment and can be found on either ends of the train

New flooring after modification

New wheelchair logo on the wheelchair area which can be found on the two middle cars

Carriage identification label of a trainset(127/128)
   This train(trainset 127/128)was modified(although the actual refurbishment of this train took place in 2008).This train now has some new features such as its original builder's plate,refurbisher's plate,handicap markings at wheelchair areas and new flooring.Modification works are still going on among the C151s to get back their original builder's plate as well as new features like the ones shown above.Another trainset that underwent modification works is trainset 089/090.