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Singapore
新加坡
Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர்
Background
Locale Singapore
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 4 (MRT) & 3 (LRT)
Number of stations 102 (MRT) & 43 (LRT)
Technical
System length MRT - 148.9 km (92.52 mi)
LRT - 28.8 km (17.90 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

Singapore current MRT network consists of four main lines, for a total network length of 157.9 km (98.11 mi) and with 102 stations. The North South Line, East West Line and Circle Line are operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation), while the North East Line is run by SBS Transit. The latest expansion of the network is the Circle Line Extension from Promenade Station to Marina Bay Station which in operation since 14 January 2012.[1]

LRT functioning as feeders to the main MRT network has been under study for some time, particularly since the existing urban configuration of self-containing new towns spread out in the suburbs meant it was feasible to consider having light rail systems connecting each town to the MRT station in the town center, a role which has traditionally been provided by feeder buses. Thus, the first SMRT Corporation operated LRT was opened in Bukit Panjang Line in 1998 to provide a connection to the Choa Chu Kang Station in neighbouring Choa Chu Kang New Town. Although subsequently hit by over 50 incidents, some of which resulted in several days of system suspension, similar systems albeit from a different company were introduced in Sengkang Line and Punggol Line in 2003 and 2005 respectively, both operated by SBS Transit.

LinesEdit

Line
Terminals
Year Opened
Total Length
in km
№ of Stations
Singapore logo Singapore MRT logo Mass Rapid Transit
 North South  Jurong East Marina Bay 1987 45 26
 East West  Pasir Ris / Changi Airport Joo Koon 1987 57.2 35
 North East  HarbourFront Punggol 2003 20 16
 Circle  Dhoby Ghaut / Marina Bay HarbourFront / Stadium 2009 35.7 30
Singapore logo Singapore LRT logo Light Rail Transit
 Bukit Panjang  Choa Chu Kang Ten Mile Junction 1999 7.8 14
 Sengkang  loop line (east & west) starts @ Sengkang 2003 10.7 13
 Punggol  loop line (east & west) starts @ Punggol 2005 10.3 8

MapEdit

Singapore map

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Marina Bay, Bayfront stations open; more relief for commuters soon". Straits Times. http://www.straitstimes.com/The-Big-Story/The-Big-Story-3/Story/STIStory_755544.html. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 

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