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Old August 19th, 2014, 11:39 AM   #1681
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Also another news from LTA, published earlier this month:

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NEW ADDITION TO NORTH-SOUTH LINE: CANBERRA STATION
1 Aug 2014

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is pleased to announce a new addition to the North-South Line: Canberra station (NS12). Works on the elevated MRT station will commence in mid-2015 and are expected to be completed in 2019.

Located between Sembawang and Yishun stations along Canberra Link, Canberra station will serve commuters living in nearby estates such as Sembawang Springs, as well as a mix of upcoming public and private residential developments in the neighbourhood

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Old August 20th, 2014, 03:33 PM   #1682
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How long and wide are the cars and trains overall?
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Old September 30th, 2014, 07:56 PM   #1683
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From Global Rail News:

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Singapore to purchase 29 new trains by 2019
30 SEP, 2014

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Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) and operator SMRT have announced plans to procure 29 new trains by 2019 to increase capacity on the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL).

The new vehicles will add to 41 trains procured in March 2013 for Singapore’s urban rail network, of which 13 have already been delivered and a further 28 will arrive between 2016 and 2017.

The order will take NSEWL’s fleet to 198 trains by 2019 – a 40 per cent increase on the current fleet.

SMRT has said the new trains will be delivered between 2016 and 2019, allowing some of the system’s older units to be upgraded as part of the CBTC signalling upgrade.
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Old November 20th, 2014, 10:12 PM   #1684
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Bombardier people mover cars enter service in Singapore
19 NOV, 2014



Bombardier has commissioned the first two new Innovia APM 100 people mover cars on Singapore’s Bukit Panjang Light Rapid Transit (LRT) system.

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has ordered 13 new carriages to add to the existing fleet of 19 vehicles.

A further four cars have been delivered and are undergoing testing. Bombardier plans to have supplied eight by the end of the year and all 13 cars should be in service by the end of 2015.

The new vehicles will increase the system’s peak-hour capacity by 50 per cent

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Old November 27th, 2014, 10:34 AM   #1685
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Congatulations Singapore with the opening of new station - Marina South Pier:

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Marina South Pier MRT Station opens
23 November 2014



Trains will come once every 15 minutes during off-peak hours. During peak hours, the waiting time for trains will be between 8 and 12 minutes

SINGAPORE: The Marina South Pier MRT Station was opened on Sunday (Nov 23), and some members of the public were there in the morning to familiarise themselves with the new station.

The station opened its doors to commuters at about 6am. At the station, trains will come once every 15 minutes during off-peak hours,, and during peak hours, the waiting time for trains will be between 8 and 12 minutes.

The station mainly serves the adjacent Marina South Pier and the Marina Bay Cruise Centre, about 600m away. Apart from the two piers that the station serves, there are not many other facilities in the area. But the new train service can bring about more convenience and possibilities to commuters, who go to the area for recreational activities or to visit food and beverage outlets there

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Old November 27th, 2014, 08:59 PM   #1686
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Marina South Pier MRT station NS28 (opened 2014.11.23)



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Old November 29th, 2014, 06:01 PM   #1687
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How long and wide are trains on each line?
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Old November 29th, 2014, 06:21 PM   #1688
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How long and wide are trains on each line?
And here are some statictics
North South and East West lines:
Train configuration - DT-M1-M2-M2-M1-DT
Kawasaki C151 - car length - 23.65 m (DT), 22.8 (M1/M2), width - 3.2 m, height - 3.69 m
Siemens C651 - 23 m/3.2 m/3.7 m
Kawasaki C751B - 23 m/3.2 m/3.7 m
Kawasaki C151A - 23.5 m/3.2 m/3.7 m

North East Line:
Train configuration - TC–M–M–M–M–TC
C751A - 23.65 m (TC), 22.8 (M)/3.2 m/3.7 m

Circle Line:
Train configuration - MC1–T–MC2
C830 - 23.65 m (MC), 22.8 (T)/3.21 m/3.68 m

Downtown Line:
C951 - 23.37 m/3.2 m/3.68 m
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Old January 12th, 2015, 01:35 AM   #1689
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I have a query on the circle line - originally I believe it was planned to run from Dhoby Ghaut to Harbourfront? These stations were given normal CC codes.

Then the extension to Marina Bay was added with CE codes. If they close the loop from Harbourfront to Marina Bay, will they have the desire/ability to change the CE codes to CC - otherwise the a loop would run though CC stations then on to CE and back.

Also, would the line to Dhoby Ghaut still be used? It seems disruptive to run trains up there when there is a loop in use.
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Old January 12th, 2015, 01:59 AM   #1690
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I have a query on the circle line - originally I believe it was planned to run from Dhoby Ghaut to Harbourfront? These stations were given normal CC codes.

Then the extension to Marina Bay was added with CE codes. If they close the loop from Harbourfront to Marina Bay, will they have the desire/ability to change the CE codes to CC - otherwise the a loop would run though CC stations then on to CE and back.

Also, would the line to Dhoby Ghaut still be used? It seems disruptive to run trains up there when there is a loop in use.
I think most likely they are going to be status quo ,just that the trains don't run the full circle as any delay it would be terrible. But they can enable a few rides to go full circle during peak hours.
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 02:06 PM   #1691
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I don’t understand why Singapore has two different metro operators? North-South, East-West and Circle are under Mass Rapid Transit, and North-East and Downtown are under Bus Service. Under a single company will be easier and smoother to operate.

Another confusion is why North-East line is solely uses overhead wire, whereas other lines uses traditional 3rd rail? Any speciality?
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 04:39 PM   #1692
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I don’t understand why Singapore has two different metro operators? North-South, East-West and Circle are under Mass Rapid Transit, and North-East and Downtown are under Bus Service. Under a single company will be easier and smoother to operate.

Another confusion is why North-East line is solely uses overhead wire, whereas other lines uses traditional 3rd rail? Any speciality?
NSEWL are lines that's built during the 90s and given to operate since then as SMRT by the former MRTC. (AKA LTA's old brother long gone)

NEL is built with the catenary lines ,more or less as an experiment, and is given to SBST as a means to end the monopoly of SMRT.

CCL and Lines announced (namely DTL and TEL) thereafter recently is third rail , IMO, is after LTA found that catenary lines sucks so they decided to have third rail as the power system thereafter.

SMRT and SBST are just general public transport operators with the name just denoting how they got their name. In fact SMRT is a combination of the defeato bus operator TIBS ,taxi service and the MRT operation ; Meanwhile, SBST is a combination of the original SBS bus service , ComfortDelgro Taxi services and the MRT service.
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Why would they think that catenary lines "suck"? They are frequently used on other metro systems abroad.
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Old May 23rd, 2015, 10:13 AM   #1694
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well that you would to ask LTA.

IMO, it could be the difficulty maintaining the catenary system underground and the numerous occasions when there problems with the catenary lines
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well that you would to ask LTA.

IMO, it could be the difficulty maintaining the catenary system underground and the numerous occasions when there problems with the catenary lines
Then one has to ask why Madrid, the Japanese metros, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Seoul etc are okay. Catenary systems in tunnels can use solid bars rather than wires to increase durability like in Madrid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madrid_..._metro_(1).jpg). If they are using wires underground and are having issues, then I would put it down to other factors rather than the technology necessarily being flawed given its widespread (and successful) use in very high profile metro systems around the world.

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I don’t understand why Singapore has two different metro operators? North-South, East-West and Circle are under Mass Rapid Transit, and North-East and Downtown are under Bus Service. Under a single company will be easier and smoother to operate.

Another confusion is why North-East line is solely uses overhead wire, whereas other lines uses traditional 3rd rail? Any speciality?
It doesn't really matter actually, because each group of lines is isolated. From a passenger perspective they are an integrated system so again no issues.

This is very common world wide, both with rail and buses.
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Tampines Central.
Structures are forming and rising. Looks like pink will be the station's livery and not yellow-orange to match that of the EWL station.






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Old June 28th, 2015, 07:31 AM   #1698
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TEL Marina South

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TEL Marina Bay

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