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Old November 27th, 2005, 06:18 AM   #1221
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PTC chairman Gerard Ee told The Sunday Times yesterday that commuters cannot expect a 'miracle' and said motorists had to do their part by staying out of the bus lanes at peak hours.

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Old November 29th, 2005, 09:12 AM   #1222
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Behold the new skytrain!!!



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Old November 29th, 2005, 12:38 PM   #1223
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29 November 2005

Four Circle Line stations won't be operational till 2010
By Yvonne Cheong, Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE : Four train stations on the MRT Circle Line will be ready by early 2008 but the Land Transport Authority says they won't be operational till 2010 due to the delay at the Nicoll Highway station.

LTA also announced a new safety feedback form, the first to allow staff and contractors to report safety incidents in confidentiality.

Bras Basah station next to Singapore Art Museum will boast of a glass-roof water feature as well as the longest escalator at 16.5 metres, necessary since it is also the deepest MRT station in Singapore with five basement levels.

It is one of four stations in stage one of the Circle Line to be completed by 2008.

Besides the Dhoby Ghaut interchange, the other two are the Esplanade station near Raffles Link, and the Promenade station near Millenia Walk.

But the stations won't be operational till 2010, due to the missing Nicoll Highway link between the train depot and the rest.

Said Lim Bok Nam, group director (rail) at Land Transport Authority,
"Since the Nicoll Highway incident, one stretch of the circle line around Nicoll Highway will not be available. The communication between Kim Chuan and this first stretch of the Circle Line will not be available. There is a challenge of how to actually run the train when there is no way to bring the train to this location every day, as well as in terms of the power supply and control system. We are looking actively if there are any other ways to overcome this system; if there is we will want to explore."

But the LTA is looking at ways to get around this.

The architectural and electrical works at the Esplanade station have started and the four stations are expected to be completed by 2008.

And though the trains won't be running just yet, LTA says it is exploring the possibility of opening up the linkways to the surrounding malls such as Marina Square by the third quarter of 2007.

On safety, Minister of State for Transport Lim Hwee Hua says LTA is confident its feedback form is an avenue for whistleblowers, and will complement existing measures.

Said Chua Chong Kheng, group director (safety and contracts) at LTA, "If the infringement is found to be quite serious they will immediately alert our senior management so that we can take immediate action. But where the infringement is not of a nature that's serious yet to warrant some action, at least they can actually inform the project team to take action."

The entire Circle Line track will be completed in 2010. - CNA /ct

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Old November 29th, 2005, 01:11 PM   #1224
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HEY IT LOOKS DAMN COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The sleek train body plus sharp window edges and black livery makes it a FANTASTIC LOOKING train...

It looks huge too, its so better equipped to carry airport passengers than the current Skytrain. MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES IS A GENIUS!
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Old November 29th, 2005, 02:39 PM   #1225
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HEY IT LOOKS DAMN COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The sleek train body plus sharp window edges and black livery makes it a FANTASTIC LOOKING train...

It looks huge too, its so better equipped to carry airport passengers than the current Skytrain. MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES IS A GENIUS!
Yes it does look cool......

I wonder if the Sentosa monorail is on trial run already??
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Old November 29th, 2005, 03:21 PM   #1226
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Don't think so. A small part of the viaduct not laid yet from HarbourFront to the causeway bridge. Power rails for the viaduct not fully laid, only certain sections. But stations generally complete...even escalators installed. They probably will start testing in June or something like 6 mths before operation, after all, I am guessing it will take a few more months for the viaduct to be fully laid and power rails to be laid.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 03:22 PM   #1227
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Any more pics of the Changi Airport Skytrain? Or station? Or T2 facade?
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Old November 29th, 2005, 03:24 PM   #1228
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Don't think so. A small part of the viaduct not laid yet from HarbourFront to the causeway bridge. Power rails for the viaduct not fully laid, only certain sections. But stations generally complete...even escalators installed. They probably will start testing in June or something like 6 mths before operation, after all, I am guessing it will take a few more months for the viaduct to be fully laid and power rails to be laid.
Should be slightly earlier than June as Vivocity is opening in the 4th quarter of 2006......
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Old November 29th, 2005, 03:25 PM   #1229
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Any more pics of the Changi Airport Skytrain? Or station? Or T2 facade?
Nope.....
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Old November 29th, 2005, 03:29 PM   #1230
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Should be slightly earlier than June as Vivocity is opening in the 4th quarter of 2006......

Can they finish it in time? Vivocity? The structure still has some missing parts and I don't see much interior works yet... Assuming they lay the track to Vivocity within the next month (a very short stretch remains), they only have 6 months to finish testing and installing power rails and interior finishes etc.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 03:34 PM   #1231
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Can they finish it in time? Vivocity? The structure still has some missing parts and I don't see much interior works yet... Assuming they lay the track to Vivocity within the next month (a very short stretch remains), they only have 6 months to finish testing and installing power rails and interior finishes etc.
Still got about a year........should be no problem....
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Old November 29th, 2005, 03:43 PM   #1232
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Just caught the news. The escalators at Esplanade Station on the Circle Line are being installed. The tracks in the tunnels there have been laid... Wow!!!!! Just interior architectural works and electrical works left for the stations. Damned Nicoll Highway station!!!!!!!!!!

At least we know now that they will open Stage 2 ahead of the other stages... They havent confirmed it, but I can sense it. meaning 3 years from now we can ride on part of the Circle Line...

No updates though on the Boon Lay extension. They are really taking their time...4 years to go for a 3.8km stretch.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 05:51 PM   #1233
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They havent confirmed it, but I can sense it.
WAH

I wanna sense things like that too
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Old November 29th, 2005, 05:57 PM   #1234
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I mean, when you think about it, they have been giving so many hints...even in this article they say Stage one won't open till 2010 but they didn't say the rest will follow suit. But then again I could be too optimistic here...
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Old November 29th, 2005, 05:59 PM   #1235
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Bras Basah station's construction is so unusual, with a huge tent over the entire site!

Anyone know's why?
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Old November 29th, 2005, 06:01 PM   #1236
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COME ON LTA! I want the count to increase to 64 MRT stations by 2006, 85 stations by 2010, 89 stations by 2012.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 06:13 PM   #1237
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Bras Basah station's construction is so unusual, with a huge tent over the entire site!

Anyone know's why?
From my rough guess, that tent is used to cover the huge hole in the ground from rain. The hole stretches from the street to the station. Eventually, a water reflecting pool will be built at street level and sunlight will enter the pool of water into the station.
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From my rough guess, that tent is used to cover the huge hole in the ground from rain. The hole stretches from the street to the station. Eventually, a water reflecting pool will be built at street level and sunlight will enter the pool of water into the station.
But why isn't the tent idea used at other stations as well?
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Old November 29th, 2005, 06:22 PM   #1239
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Because other stations don't have a hole in the roof structure? If its a hole in the ground, water just gets in who cares just pump it out...if water gets into an already built structure with a hole it will be nightmare???

Haha my weird guesses...
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Old November 30th, 2005, 09:28 AM   #1240
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Bishan Station's New Southbound Platform (With Platform Screen Doors & Air Conditioning


Transfer Linkway Connecting Bishan North South Line Station To Bishan Circle Line Station


Construction Works @ Bishan Station


Looking Down @ The Northbound Platform

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