SBS Transit - Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)

Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)

SBS Transit is the operator of the North East Line (NEL) since 2003 and Downtown Line from 2013 onwards.

It is the third line in Singapore, and also the world's first fully underground and automated rapid transit line. The line is 20 km long with 16 stations. The operating license was given to SBS Transit in order to foster competition with SMRT Trains and to create multi-modal public transport companies, each specializing in their own district. The tender spans from 2003 to 2033.

As the name implies, the North East Line connects central Singapore to the north-eastern part of the island. Transfers to the North South Line are provided at Dhoby Ghaut Station, East West Line at Outram Park Station and Circle Line at Serangoon Station, Dhoby Ghaut Station & HarbourFront Station. The rolling stock used is Alstom Metropolis.

The Downtown Line (DTL) is the fifth line in Singapore. With 34 stations, the 42 km-long line will be the world's longest fully underground and automated rapid transit line when completed in 2017. This is the first rail line put up for competitive tender under the new rail financing framework that LTA adopted to benefit commuters through the expansion of the Rapid Transit System (RTS) network while enabling the government to keep pace with growing ridership demand. The tender will span from 2017 to 2032.

Downtown Line will connect residents staying in the north-western and central-eastern to the new downtown. Transfers to this line from the North East Line will be available at Chinatown and Little India stations, the North South Line at Newton and Bukit Panjang (Bukit Panjang LRT Line), the East West Line at Bugis, Tampines and Expo stations, the Circle Line at MacPherson, Bayfront, Promenade and Botanic Gardens stations. The rolling stock will be used is Bombardier MOVIA C951.

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