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Old February 26th, 2012, 01:52 PM   #1601
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Well yes, but SBS is more experienced in fully automated metro line.
By the way, Downtown Line is awarded to SBS.
So DT line will be almost same as NE line?
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Old February 26th, 2012, 02:33 PM   #1602
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1) Has the construction of DT, TS & ER lines started? Please post some photos.
2) Will those lines be underground or elevated?
3) I heard all those lines will be ready within 2015, is it true? I think not.
4) Will those lines are the final extension of Singapore City metro?

Note: The questions I wrote here was never asked me before. If an urban-rail fan will do it, I’ll not repeat.
1) DTL has started for some time. Stage 1 is projected to be completed in 2013. Stage 2 is projected to be completed in 2015. Stage 3 is projected to be completed in 2017. TS & ER have yet to be official so no construction yet. Just visit the link below for pics.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=408427

2) All new lines from now on will be underground.

3) See number 1).

4) Nope. There are more lines being planned based on their master plan. Likely to be much later in the future.

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So DT line will be almost same as NE line?
Well, not really. DTL would be a 3-car system by Bombadier MOVIA instead of 6-car system by ALSTOM for NEL. It would be powered by a 3rd rail, not overhead catenary for NEL.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:42 AM   #1603
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Thank you friend for your kind information.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 10:53 PM   #1604
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Perhaps Singapore is the only country in modern world, which has developed its subway very much, but destroyed brutally its railway. The only commuter train line, which ran from Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands Checkpoint (and continued to Malaysia), has now totally closed since 1st July 2001. This is a great loss. Downtown metro line has still not opened, so travelling those areas are really painful.

Has this line closed permanently, if yes, could anybody post here some details about this line and post some photos?

If it will be reopened, I think it will be great.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 11:10 PM   #1605
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Unfortunately, the land that the railway was on belonged to Malaysia. This made it difficult to develop the land close to the railway. This included the whole track, the terminal building, and some apartment blocks that housed staff. It is a pity that rail line has been ripped off, but it has been a divider in many locations around the island. Services to Tanjung Pagar continued until 2011, and now starts from Woodlands ever since the closure.

The KTM railway was never used for locals to get around Singapore, and in fact, the station after Tanjung Pagar is Johor Bahru; there are no other stations in Singapore. The station at Bukit Timah (between Tanjung Pagar and JB) was closed a long time ago, so really, there is no loss to residents there.

We have a forum thread on this line.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 08:26 AM   #1606
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Perhaps Singapore is the only country in modern world, which has developed its subway very much, but destroyed brutally its railway. The only commuter train line, which ran from Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands Checkpoint (and continued to Malaysia), has now totally closed since 1st July 2001. This is a great loss. Downtown metro line has still not opened, so travelling those areas are really painful.

Has this line closed permanently, if yes, could anybody post here some details about this line and post some photos?

If it will be reopened, I think it will be great.
The whole line is literally gone. Tracks were removed and even the ballast was taken away. Now its a swath of grass from Tanjong Pagar all the way to Woodlands.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 10:48 PM   #1607
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Are Malaysian-Singaporean relations to blame for its closure?
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Old March 5th, 2012, 05:25 AM   #1608
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Well, the funny thing is, it is because of better realtions between the countries, they have decided to move the station from Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands and return all the rails and equipments between the 2 stations to Malaysia. For more info, look at the thread below.

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Old March 16th, 2012, 10:08 AM   #1609
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1) Has the construction of DT, TS & ER lines started? Please post some photos.
I'm sorry, but I think you are very blind. Posted here already, just several posts above yours.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 09:46 PM   #1610
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Perhaps Singapore is the only country in modern world, which has developed its subway very much, but destroyed brutally its railway. The only commuter train line, which ran from Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands Checkpoint (and continued to Malaysia), has now totally closed since 1st July 2001. This is a great loss. Downtown metro line has still not opened, so travelling those areas are really painful.

Has this line closed permanently, if yes, could anybody post here some details about this line and post some photos?

If it will be reopened, I think it will be great.
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The whole line is literally gone. Tracks were removed and even the ballast was taken away. Now its a swath of grass from Tanjong Pagar all the way to Woodlands.
Why did this happen? What was the importance of this line? What kind of suburban rail service did Singapore have in the past?
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Old March 18th, 2012, 08:22 AM   #1611
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There was no suburban rail service in Singapore. The line was primarily a freight and passenger line from Singapore to Malaya (now as peninsular Malaysia).

Singapore had wanted the land for other purposes. This issue was the bitter point of Malaysian-Singapore relations, but due to better relations, Malaysia and Singapore able to solve the problem by doing land swap. In addition to that, there will be Johor Bahru-Singapore rapid transit system which may connect to future Thomson MRT line (the sixth rapid transit line in Singapore).

On our side in Malaysia, we are planning electric train from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 05:19 PM   #1612
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To add on, it was in no way a suburban line. This was an inter-city rail line, and pretty much inter-country for the Singapore portion for that matter. As others have mentioned, there was only one station in Singapore, but passengers coming in could alight at the Singapore customs stop instead of continuing all the way to the terminus. Tickets from Singapore were only sold to destinations in Malaysia. On boarding the train, you had to clear Malaysian customs immediately, so there was no way that suburban services would have been possible. For this reason, the Downtown Line has no impact on the KTM (Malaysian Railways) closure or travelling along its route.

The route has now been covered with turf and two metal truss bridges preserved with tracks along with a former decommissioned station mid-route. The rest of the tracks have been removed. With this in mind, there was never any suburban rail service in Singapore.
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Old March 20th, 2012, 09:07 PM   #1613
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 11:11 PM   #1614
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Old March 24th, 2012, 01:13 AM   #1615
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 01:59 PM   #1616
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Some renders for the upcoming Downtown Line trains.
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[IMG]http://i43.************/2sbtjx0.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i39.************/ip8n48.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i40.************/2uhsis3.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i44.************/15dnvja.jpg[/IMG]

I see a looped DTL STARIS on the first image!

http://www.davidgordonltd.co.uk/Projects/sing_1.html
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 04:23 PM   #1617
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Not to spam, but here are some more updates.
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Chinatown interchange


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0417-00255.jpg

New exit.


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0417-00256.jpg

Emergency exit.


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0417-00258.jpg

Modifications to NEL entrance to install new escalators and some ancillary structure for DTL.
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Okay, some updates fresh out of the oven from today.

MacPherson station


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...2/DSCF1552.jpg

View of construction site from Paya Lebar Road.


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...2/DSCF1550.jpg

Connections board has been RE-updated. Selo, you might want to go down and take some better quality photos?


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0419-00267.jpg

How MacPherson CCL and DTL3 stations will integrate.


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0419-00268.jpg

Station cross section.

Bugis station


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...2/DSCF1537.jpg

Ventilation shaft progress.


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...2/DSCF1546.jpg

Overview of back filling.


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...2/DSCF1547.jpg

Future exit somewhere here.

Tan Kah Kee station


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...2/DSCF1565.jpg

Some excavation at the TBM launching area.


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...2/DSCF1567.jpg

Struts here should be for the station box construction.


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...2/DSCF1577.jpg

Cut & Cover area for the cripple siding.


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...2/DSCF1582.jpg

TBM shaft towards Sixth Avenue.

Sixth Avenue station


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...2/DSCF1585.jpg

Excavation for the receiving shaft.


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...2/DSCF1587.jpg

I believe this is for the RC decking?


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...2/DSCF1588.jpg

About half the station box area has struts installed.


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...2/DSCF1591.jpg

Excavation going on at the other end as well. Probably the TBM from King Albert Park will breakthrough directly through the station retaining wall here.

DTL3 renders


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0419-00269.jpg


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0419-00270.jpg


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0419-00271.jpg


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0419-00272.jpg


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0419-00273.jpg


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0419-00274.jpg


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0419-00275.jpg

The full album is here. Give some time for the videos and such.

ETA: Also found this online...

[IMG]http://t3.************/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSAWSGvOBooMyrl7HfJgCcx1L4oBxasc6FxiBuAgrz_oHS1TU1PbDr_iEta[/IMG]
http://t3.************/images?q=tbn:A...S1TU1PbDr_iEta
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Old April 26th, 2012, 06:09 PM   #1618
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Hot off the LTA (Land Transport Authority) website today.

Bukit Panjang terminus

http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...ang_large2.jpg

Cashew


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...hew_large2.jpg

Hillview


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...iew_large2.jpg

Beauty World


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...rld_large2.jpg

King Albert Park


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...ark_large2.jpg

Sixth Avenue


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...nue_large2.jpg

Tan Kah Kee


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...Kee_large2.jpg

Botanic Gardens


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...nic_large2.jpg

Stevens


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...ens_large2.jpg

Newton


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...ton_large2.jpg

Rochor


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...hor_large2.jpg

Fort Canning


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...20A_large2.jpg

Bencoolen


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...20A_large2.jpg

Bendemeer


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...20A_large2.jpg

Geylang Bahru


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...20B_large2.jpg

Mattar


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...20A_large2.jpg

MacPherson


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...20B_large2.jpg

Ubi


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...20B_large2.jpg

Kaki Bukit


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...20B_large2.jpg

Bedok North


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...iew_large2.jpg

Bedok Reservoir


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...iew_large2.jpg

Tampines West


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...20B_large2.jpg

Tampines East


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...20A_large2.jpg

Upper Changi


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...20A_large2.jpg

Expo terminus


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/lt...20A_large2.jpg
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Old May 16th, 2012, 08:33 AM   #1619
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Loads of great pics and interesting renders there, mrt. Thanks. I see that construction of the EW ext has reportedly commenced?

Tuas West Extension construction underway, IRG, 15 May 2012
SINGAPORE: Construction of the Tuas West Extension project was officially launched when Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew attended a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Tuas Link metro station on May 4. 'Over the next five years, there will be a new section of rail line opening every year, bringing about greater capacity and convenience to commuters', said the Minister.

The 7·5 km extension of the 49·7 km East -West Line from Joo Koon is scheduled to be completed in 2016. The line will be elevated on a viaduct which will be integrated with a 4·8 km road viaduct along Pioneer Road, increasing road capacity to cope with anticipated growth in traffic. The metro extension is predicted to reduce travel times to the Tuas area by up to 35 min, with the four new stations at Gul Circle, Tuas Crescent, Tuas West Road and Tuas Link expected to serve more than 100 000 commuters a day.

China Railway 11 Bureau Group Corp has two civil works contracts, while Thales is to provide signalling under a €24m contract. Parsons Brinckerhoff has designed a 26 ha depot which is to be built to accommodate the 35 trains being acquired for the extension, with a total capacity of 60 trainsets to allow for future expansion.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #1620
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Here are is an article posted by circleline4 in the Singapore thread.
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TWE broke ground on the 4th of May.

http://app.lta.gov.sg/corp_press_con...u5j3xai2y2ek97

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1. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) marked the start of construction of the Tuas West Extension with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Tuas Link station today. The ceremony was graced by the Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Lui Tuck Yew.

6. To boost the capacity of the existing lines, more trains are being procured. We will see 13 new trains by 2014 for the North South East West Lines, and another 22 more trains in 2016. The North-East Line will also receive another 18 trains from 2015.

7. For the newly completed Circle Line, we will see another 24 trains arriving progressively from 2015, 8 more than what was previously announced. Together, these 24 trains will increase the Circle Line train fleet by 60 per cent.
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