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Old October 5th, 2010, 06:51 PM   #1481
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Thanks for updating the thread here, Mith. Please feel free to use what I've made available on the local threads.
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Old October 5th, 2010, 07:05 PM   #1482
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Whats MRT and LRT?

Nice system by the way. Very clean, and subways look very new and modern. Like Korean subway. How does the fare system work here? Flat or different from zone to zone?
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Old October 5th, 2010, 07:06 PM   #1483
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Whats MRT and LRT?

Nice system by the way. Very clean, and subways look very new and modern. Like Korean subway. How does the fare system work here? Flat or different from zone to zone?
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Old October 6th, 2010, 02:17 AM   #1484
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Well, MRT, Mass Rapid Transit is the main subway for Singapore while LRT, Light Rail Transit, is rail for a small town. The fares of this system is based on distance.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 04:01 AM   #1485
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Oh yea, M stood for mass, how could I forget.

Forgive my ignorance, but isnt the entire Singapore like a one big city and the suburb?
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Old October 6th, 2010, 05:34 AM   #1486
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To a certain extent, that's correct. You can get anywhere pretty much by driving an hour or so. But the expressways do get jammed during peak hours even with the extensive rail network.

The city is mostly concentrated in the CBD area and there are different townships throughout the remaining areas that hold neighbourhood precincts for residential, commercial and industrial developments. Then there are also big plots of land used as nature reserves and water catchment areas.
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Old October 10th, 2010, 07:42 AM   #1487
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This is a post about a month ago about the new set of trains we will be getting next year.


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Of course the wordings are too small, here is a legible version.

Model pose courtesy of Arumi Kanazawa (Yokohama Factory Staff, Tokyu Car Corp --> competitor of KHI :P)

A small article on the LTA/SMRT C151A is on The Straits Time Sept 11th 2010 edition. It talks about the procurement process for the '22 new trains' and include pictures of the propulsion system (no doubt VVVF Inverter), train construction (steel frames), completed carbody (with anti-climbers just like those on the C751B) and 'emergency buttons' which are actually the door situation indicators of the six-car train (taken from a C151).

So far:

Bodywork: Stainless-steel Alumnium-alloy.
Traction controller: VVVF Inverter (IGBT)
Motor: 140 to 190 kW
Drive type: WN Drive
Bogies: Bolsterless
Power configuration: 4M2T/3M3T (non 2-unit EMU)
Regeneration: Full electric brake (to 0 km/h)

These trains will likely come with two signaling systems to suit the upgrading that is done progressively to the NSEWL as well.

Looking at the minimal pictures makes me think that this C151A will very much be alike to the C751B, in fact, one could say its a second batch C751B, not because of looks alone, but on the carbody design and equipment factors.

Even Tokyo Metro Tozai (East-West Line) had a similar history with the series 05. There were those with Electric Chopper and produced from 1988 till 1994 (the last two batches being VVVF Inverter with IGBT), and new trains (dubbed the 05N) in 1999 with improved VVVF Inverter and a new look. The pause of five years was because of upgrading for some of the series 5000 for air-conditioning and negated the need for new trains.

However, looking at the design, one would wonder how much technology has improved over ten years (especially if it does not have a full electric brake!). C751B, and C151A, may well just be a copycat of each other.
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Old October 10th, 2010, 07:44 AM   #1488
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LIke said in the quote, this is the new signalling upgrades for the MRT system. Most of the signalling system have been around for at least 1 to 2 decades.

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Old October 13th, 2010, 05:20 PM   #1489
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This is one of the stations that was build but not used as the area doesn't have the required commuter mass to justify the opening of the stations.

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From DP Architects, the yet to be opened Woodleigh station.

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Old October 16th, 2010, 04:33 AM   #1490
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Here are some pics that was posted in the Singapore forum. These are pics of a station from the Circle Line that is still under construction.


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Haha, from your map, I guess it justifies the need to call the station Memorial Park or Memorial station. It is much better to call that as it is of greater historic significance. Btw, where did you get that map? Can give me the website? Anyway, an hour ago, I took my camera, went over to Caldecott and took some pics. I live in Toa Payoh. Here they are.


http://lh5.ggpht.com/_1IkMQf4n9z8/TL...caldecott1.JPG

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http://lh3.ggpht.com/_1IkMQf4n9z8/TL...caldecott3.JPG

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_1IkMQf4n9z8/TL...caldecott4.JPG
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Old October 17th, 2010, 08:46 AM   #1491
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Here are some of pics of other stations in the Circle Line.

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Old October 20th, 2010, 08:12 AM   #1492
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Here is a pic of another station in the MRT system in Singapore.

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Old October 27th, 2010, 06:26 AM   #1493
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Just a pic of a station in the circle line.

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Paya Lebar MRT-Station
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Old October 27th, 2010, 06:50 AM   #1494
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(Too all station pics on this thread) Now that is amazing.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 03:59 PM   #1495
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Thanks for the compliments. I have to say though, I prefer some of the older designs for the stations as the newer stations tend to be similar in 1 way or another. Of course there is bound to be exceptionally great ones like Bras Basah and Stadium, but other than that, they are quite similar.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 06:06 AM   #1496
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you should see the ones in Toronto.... ("-_-)
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 09:35 PM   #1497
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I juz came back from Singapore last Sunday. I'd been using MRT there, all I can say is very convenient and well-organized station especially interchange station. I'm definitely gonna be back there some day soon.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 07:07 AM   #1498
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Thanks for the compliments. I hear that in Bangkok, the public transport is also quite good. Hope to go there some time soon in the future.
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Old November 8th, 2010, 12:10 PM   #1499
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Sembawang station taken last year August.

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Old November 8th, 2010, 06:26 PM   #1500
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I've been to Singapore in 2008, and hopefully I'm revisiting in 2011! Can't say anything else that the MRT just works out perfectly well, and it's great to see how it's expanded regularly
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