Singapore's metro network

Interview with LTA’s Mr Chua Chong Kheng

Singapore’s first MRT train rolled out in 1987, and by 1995, we had North South and East West lines spanning the length and breadth across our island. We have two LRT lines, one was challenging as it is implemented within a matured residential estate. The other was planned and implemented together with our housing programme and it is a showcase of …

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Resignalling metro networks with Richard Wong

As the signalling systems of developed metros in the region reach the age of replacement, rail operators face a key challenge in resignalling. From the design, coordination, migration of the system and the commissioning of the system, the high complexity of the systems and the need to minimise disruption to existing operations, make resignalling a great challenge. Furthermore, as the …

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Raising rail freight efficiency and reliability with Rachel Johnson

Are your freight trains operating at full loads? How efficient are your rail freight operation at interchange terminals? Do you know what the industry best practices for raising freight volumes, cost efficiencies and operations productivity are? Here at Asia Pacific Rail 2016, we gather the region’s leading rail leaders to share their insights and best practices in improving their rail …

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Improving rail efficiency and experience with Auckland Transport’s David Warburton

As we progress towards greener, smarter cities of the future, there is an increasing need for public transport systems to become more efficient. Not only to alleviate the traffic conditions and the number of cars on the road, but also to provide a comfortable experience to the road. To do so, both the central and local government are working together …

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The future of rail ticketing

From token systems to card systems, from individual operator ticketing to an integrated transport ticketing system, rail ticketing has evolved significantly over the years. As we move into the digital age, what lies in the future of rail ticketing? Are we moving towards a card-based or a cloud-based future? When it comes to rail ticketing and fare collection in Singapore, …

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Ensuring Operational Readiness with Melissa Alessandrini

As the backbone of transportation, urban metro services are not only important modes of transport for the daily rush, they are sometimes, the only available and easily accessible mode of transportation, especially during special occasions. With aging assets, terrorism threats, larger national celebrations and more, there is a great need for rail operators to ensure that their networks are ready …