Virtual tour of Singapore.
Off-street transport in Singapore consists of 5 main branches and 2 overground lines. The first is called the MRT, the second – LRT: a total of 170 km of track and 102 stations. Daily transports about 2.8 million people. The photograph shows a typical trip in the subway and LRT. Let’s start at the station on the green line – Lavender.
Bike Parking on the approach to the station:
In Singapore rare station stand out – usually over them are shopping malls or other public places.
The inputs and outputs of the station and other basic information
By the way, in Singapore it is customary to keep to the left when climbing or descending to the station. This frees the passage for those in a hurry. If you ignore this rule, you can receive a warning in the mail (Yes, mail).
For complaints about the metro service or misconduct is a special number. After a complaint, the operator lifts the archives of CCTV, finds you, recognizes your face looking for your address in the database and sends the written notice.
Exit the Elevator. Usually the station is equipped with several elevators for people with disabilities and also with children’s strollers. You can often notice there healthy young people who are just in a hurry.
Station scheme in the context of transfers to other modes of transport. Taxi here is not cheap though, but still accessible by public transport. It is a compromise for those who cannot afford or do not wish to have your own car, but still don’t want to go Equatorial heat.
Table of bus routes for transfers from the stations of this branch. More on that later.
Payment for the subway is preferably contactless. Before us the machine to replenish the cards. They are usually 3-4 at each station. Accept cash and cards. The money is credited to your transport card — it will pay for the travel on all public transport including in taxis. Over machine sign, agitating to move finally on the cards.
Traditional tickets are still there — you can buy them in a special microbadge. There you can solve the problem with the card if it suddenly stopped working.
Offer a map and see the balance:
Is green and go.
Yellow — money on one or 2 trips
Red — some error
Prices depend on the distance:
Determined on what kind of platform we need for this on the left and on the right is a scoreboard that gets ahead in the right direction:
We were right! As you can see, the subway in Singapore is closed — likely to fall on the way there.
Board with the frequency:
A bit of the station: lift, system map, General view of the station with outdoor signs.
The gap between the platform and the car are minimal, although there is still sometimes manage something to stick. For example, a doll on the tracks recently caused a stir in the media.
The car talks to you in 2 languages: English and Chinese. Light bulb above the door indicate which side the doors will open at the next stop, as well as the progress of the route:
General view of the car, not rush hour:
Almost all the trains in the subway are already automated and have no driver:
Go to overground stations Lakeside:
It’s time to pay! 1.72$ 15 for stops and ~33 minutes in transit:
This scoreboard will help you to find the desired output to stop if the need to change on the bus:
Follow the right exit from the station:
All stations are equipped with ramps:
The bike stand smoker:
… and a healthy person, with usage instructions:
General view of the station and the elevated road metro station:
Singapore is obsessed with security, so even cosmetic work on the replacement of the surveillance cameras carefully fenced:
Next trip on the LRT.
LRT lines are deployed mainly in residential areas of the city and serve incl. connecting transport to MRT. The LRT system is fully integrated into the MRT and have the price and infrastructure space. General view of the LRT station, visible yellow fencing paths that are most likely temporary:
Well, that station two scoreboards: one does not work, and three times regularly.
Line is made in the form of “ears” with a return to the metro station. This “ear” and we’ll drive:
Pointers to the desired platform:
The train consists of one car and also without the driver.
The composition rides on rubber tires on concrete guideways:
The gap between the platform and the cabin is again minimal:
General view of car:
Around all rapidly built up:
Subjectively, the car going 25-30 km/h.
The last stop. The overall impression of the system shows that it is still early in its development.
Then we went back to the MRT, but leave a couple of stations from the original. Pay only 0.97$ — although used the system for almost an hour and visited the other end of the island.
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