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Old April 6th, 2013, 07:26 PM   #1641
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Old April 9th, 2013, 06:08 PM   #1642
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Old April 24th, 2013, 07:50 PM   #1643
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwaP9KO_kPg

I was in Singapore for a few days in October 2012 and took some video of the Sentosa Express Monorail system in Singapore. Here is a video I made of my visit. Enjoy.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 05:25 AM   #1644
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Damn, it's more than a decade since I last set foot in Singapore. I remember that during my last visit, the Sentosa train thingy.........was the old one (the one that is open air.

Fast forward to today and some of the old train stations are now used as new attractions as well as bars and restaurants.

Boy things have change rapidly over there. I'm left behind hahahaha
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Old April 27th, 2013, 05:50 PM   #1645
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I'm sad I missed the old monorail. It may not be as fast as the current Sentosa Express, but I'm sure it had a lot of charm. You probably saw much more of the island from the old circular route.
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 12:56 PM   #1646
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Interesting thread, lots of great photos and info!

I have a quick question. On Singapore's driverless lines (Circle and NE Line) when trains are taken out of service (such as going back into the depot), are the trains checked by staff to be empty first?
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Old November 17th, 2013, 04:46 PM   #1647
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I have a quick question. On Singapore's driverless lines (Circle and NE Line) when trains are taken out of service (such as going back into the depot), are the trains checked by staff to be empty first?
It's always checked whether is the newer lines (CC ,NE ,DT) or the older lines (NS ,EW) as the operators do not want to risk a trespassing case unintentionally.
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Old December 1st, 2013, 09:21 AM   #1648
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Old December 1st, 2013, 12:43 PM   #1649
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 01:03 PM   #1650
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First six MRT stations of Downtown Line open; free rides until Jan 1



By Jeanette Tan
Yahoo Newsroom – 7 hours ago

Commuters will be able to ride the first six stations of Singapore's newest rail network — the Downtown Line — for free until 1 January, after it started operations on Sunday.

Operated by SBS Transit, these consist of Bugis, Promenade, Bayfront, Downtown, Telok Ayer and Chinatown, adding up to some 4.3km of rail that is aimed at easing congestion at interchange stations like Dhoby Ghaut and Raffles Place.

In order to enjoy a free ride, commuters will have to tap in and out of a Downtown Line station.

Officiating its opening on Saturday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong asked for patience and support from the public as the government continues working to improve the country's MRT service.

Highlighting a new feature of brightly-coloured "Reserved" seats, PM Lee said this should urge commuters to give their seats up to passengers who may need them more as well.

"Once in a while, you find a young man pretending to be asleep when a pregnant lady is standing by or an old gentleman," he was quoted as saying in The Straits Times. "So, just to remind them before they fall asleep not to use that chair, the trains on the Downtown Line have now got special chairs. There is no reason you won't notice when you sit down there."

Located about 26m below ground level, the Downtown Line Bugis station is linked to the existing East-West Line Bugis station and is also connected by subway links between North Bridge Road and Victoria Street.

Promenade station connects to the Circle Line while Bayfront station has two platform levels — one goes to Marina Bay and Downtown stations, and the other goes to Promenade station.

Meanwhile, Downtown station lies underneath Central Boulevard, adjacent to Marina Bay Financial Centre and links commuters to Marina Bay Link Mall, the MBFC towers, the Marina Bay Suites and The Lawn @ Marina Bay.

Telok Ayer Station is located near the PriceWaterhouse Coopers building, Cecil Street, Cross Street and Amoy Street. It stands between Downtown and Chinatown station, the latter of which links the Downtown Line up with the North East Line.

According to the LTA, the Downtown Line will operate with six trains, with each trip between all six stations taking between nine and 10 minutes, at frequencies of four minutes during peak hours, and five during off-peak hours. It promises to run at shorter frequencies when the line is fully operational, with more trains added to its network.

Subsequent parts of the Downtown Line are scheduled to open by 2016 and 2017.
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 01:17 AM   #1651
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What is the social structure of people using public transport in Singapore? Is it common for richer people to with on bus or metro?
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 05:35 PM   #1652
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There's no real social stigma attached to public transport in Singapore, so everyone from the minority lower classes to the rich do ride both the buses and metro.
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Old December 27th, 2013, 01:20 PM   #1654
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Old February 6th, 2014, 11:52 PM   #1655
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About the rolling stock of the Singapore MRT: I heard that a single car can be occupied by a maximum of 350 passengers. Trains on the North-South Line, the East-West Line and the North East Line have six cars; Trains on the Circle Line and the Downtown Line has three cars; and trains on the planned Thomson Line have four cars.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 11:57 PM   #1656
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There's no real social stigma attached to public transport in Singapore, so everyone from the minority lower classes to the rich do ride both the buses and metro.
I wouldn't say so. Just look at that arrogant idiot expat who was in the news because he bashed the people taking the public transport. He only took it because his Porsche was being repaired. He had to leave the country.

The ultra-rich don't take public transport.

Took the downtown line again today. It's awesome to be at the front with the lights. Still surprising to see how short those trains are.
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I still dont get the point why the new lines in downtown dont have transer stations at points where they meet other lines. It's not very convenient for the riders.
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I wouldn't say so. Just look at that arrogant idiot expat who was in the news because he bashed the people taking the public transport. He only took it because his Porsche was being repaired. He had to leave the country.

The ultra-rich don't take public transport.

Took the downtown line again today. It's awesome to be at the front with the lights. Still surprising to see how short those trains are.
He's the exception to the rule, I suppose. I've seen some of Singapore's richest people and their families ride on the MRT. Yes, even Eduardo too.

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I still dont get the point why the new lines in downtown dont have transer stations at points where they meet other lines. It's not very convenient for the riders.
The authorities' main intention is to divert passenger traffic away from the congested and crowded older lines. So, some think it's deliberate.
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I don't think it's that practical though... In general do you think any person will actually take the line for many stations. Overall it seems like the Circle line more efficient to actually transfer for people living further out.
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Old February 28th, 2014, 04:57 PM   #1660
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