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Making Track Inspection Safe, Efficient and Productive

Every night, patrollers walk the railway lines to check on the condition of the tracks. Running rails (rails on which the train wheels are supported and guided) are important assets that may affect passenger comfort, journey time or even the safety of operations if they are damaged. As running rails are subjected to wear and […]

Paving the Way for Better Journeys III – Survey Winners

SMRT Trains is working to renew the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL), Singapore’s oldest and most heavily utilised MRT lines. In May, SMRT published ‘Paving the Way for Better Journeys: Edition 3’ to inform residents of these upgrading efforts that aim to bring commuters better connectivity, greater convenience, more comfortable rides, timely information, smoother transitions, […]

Wheels@Ubin 2018

Participants at the Wheels@Ubin event last Friday (2 Mar) experienced a new twist to first and last mile connectivity when SMRT taxi partners picked them up from their homes and brought them safely to Changi Sailing Club, where they were then ferried to Pulau Ubin aboard a Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) landing craft. They […]

Working at SMRT: More than Just a Day Job

  – Wayne Chen, Principal Engineer, Permanent Way After seven years at a statutory board, I made the move to SMRT Trains in 2015 with the hope of contributing more to the rail industry. What attracted me to the company, was the fact that SMRT has many brownfield projects to work on, whereas it was […]

Singapore’s First Intergenerational Playground in Nursing Home

A space where children can play and interact with the elderly – Singapore’s very first intergenerational playground in a nursing home was unveiled at St Joseph’s Home yesterday (28 Aug 2017). The $100,000 sum is the first donation from SMRT’s Gift of Mobility Fund announced two weeks ago. The government will match the sum dollar […]

Trains Operations Review: Giving at SMRT

At SMRT, we believe in Moving People, Enhancing Lives. We believe in giving back to society and fostering a fair and inclusive community. Three pillars – Enabling Mobility, Empowering through Arts & the Education, and Encouraging Environmental Sustainability – form the foundation of our Corporate Social Reasonability efforts. “I am very happy that I can […]

Trains Operations Review: Nurturing Our People

SMRT Trains has a workforce of 5,200 to support our goals of delivering service and reliability to our commuters. Stationed across the island, with some starting their day long before the first train service, our people are the cornerstone of our success. As SMRT Trains’ headcount increases to meet growing capacity and maintenance needs, we […]

Trains Operations Review: Improving Reliability and Connectivity

There are over two million commuter rides on our trains every day. SMRT Trains is working to ensure that we bring you safe, reliable and comfortable rides every day. Our multi-year, multi-project efforts in renewing the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) as well as our plans to increase reliability on the Circle Line and Bukit […]

Trains Operations Review: Our Service Commitment

In 2017, SMRT celebrates 30 years of MRT operations. Delivering a world-class transport service that is safe, reliable and customer-centric is at the heart of what we do. As Singapore’s iconic train operator, we carry more than two million passengers on our train network daily. Throughout our 30 years of service, we have connected communities […]

Re-signalling Update: Your Questions Answered Here

Last month, we answered 7 commonly asked questions about SMRT Trains’ new signalling system. As system-level performance checks on the new signalling system for the North-South Line (NSL) continue, we seek to regularly answer the questions you have on re-signalling.   1. Compared to the Circle Line (CCL) and the Downtown Line (DTL), why is […]