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SMRT Rail Report 2017

Mr Desmond Kuek, President and Group CEO, SMRT Corporation Mr Lee Ling Wee, Managing Director, SMRT Trains Our multi-year, multi-project efforts to improve the journey for train commuters by enhancing rail operations, maintenance and engineering are seeing steady results. This is thanks to close and constant collaboration and cooperation with our counterparts from the Land […]

All-of-SMRT Approach to keeping MRT Train Services Moving

In SMRT, all staff have a part to play in keeping train services moving. During a train disruption, more than 700 staff from SMRT corporate departments such as finance, human resources, information technology and corporate communications are recalled to serve in customer service teams. Given one hour to report to their designated MRT stations – […]

Automated Vehicles in Dubai

In June 2016, SMRT International acquired a 20% stake in 2 Getthere Holding B.V. (2getthere), a Netherlands-based company that designs and makes a family of automated vehicles. Having worked with 2getthere since 2010, SMRT looked forward to further expand operations into international markets through the provision of consultancy services and operational expertise with transportation networks. […]

SMRT Rail Renewal Milestone: 188,000 Sleepers Replaced

To enhance rail reliability and to provide better journeys for millions of commuters who travel with SMRT every day, we embarked on the biggest rail transformation programme since rail operations began in Singapore in 1987. The sleeper replacement project on the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) began in 2013, where 188,000 ageing timber sleepers were […]

SMRT Campaign featured in Europe

Many of our commuters would remember that we launched the ‘We’re Working On It’ campaign two years ago. Conceptualised in 2015, the campaign sought to inform the public of our rail transformation efforts. We featured our colleagues who were working tirelessly round the clock to provide better and more comfortable rides for our commuters. Two […]

SMRT partners NTU and JTC in Transport Research

Newer, and better urban solutions for the future, and integrating multiple modes of transportation for better connectivity and accessibility- that is what SMRT Corporation, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and JTC Corporation are hoping to achieve. The three organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 13 February 2017 to form a new ‘Mobility-as-a-Service Lab’. It leverages […]

SMRT Improvements to Rail Engineering Capabilities

A few days ago, a group of young engineers who were attending a one-week course as part of STEP-IN* programme came back to the main maintenance depot at Bishan to help their more senior colleagues investigate the root cause of a technical problem on the train fleet operating on the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) […]

SMRT Rail Performance Data

SMRT’s engineering team tracks closely the performance of all rail lines because the data collated allows the team to know which areas of the rail network need more attention. Such data is shared with the public too. SMRT has been reporting quarterly statistics on the performance of the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) on SMRT’s […]

Mercedes-Benz O405 – Fond Farewell

The Mercedes-Benz O405 Hispano was the workhorse in its heyday in the mid-1990s. Back in the days of Trans Island Bus Services (TIBS), 73 O405s were introduced into the fleet. The last remaining O405 was deregistered in September 2016. We pay homage to this classic bus model that has charmed many passengers and bus fans […]

SMRT Rail Improvements – Updates

A tremendous amount of work is being put into renewing and upgrading the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL), Singapore’s oldest, longest and most heavily utilised MRT lines. The work takes place every day even as the rail network continues to serve passengers for around 20 hours a day and as the system copes with increased […]