|Mass Rapid Transit (MRT):
|Light Rail Transit (LRT):|
The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is the metro system of Singapore, providing daily rail service across the island with an extensive network of train lines. Currently, there are 5 MRT lines in Singapore covering over 152.9 km of route together with 113 stations in service, with more MRT lines and extensions under planning and construction by the Land Transport Authority.
Train services are provided by public transport operators (PTOs) SBS Transit and SMRT Trains. They usually operate between 5:30am to 1:00am the next day, with the occasional extended operating hours during eves of Public Holidays and special events such as the Standard Chartered Marathon.
Light Rail Transit (LRT):
The Light Rain Transit (LRT) is the ‘feeder service’ for the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), providing rail connections for residents living in residential estates to the nearest MRT station, as well as for short-haul commute within a housing estate. There are 3 LRT lines in Singapore covering over 28.8 km of route, serving 43 stations in 4 residential estates. Currently, the Land Transport Authority has no public plans to build new LRT lines or extend current LRT lines.
LRT services are offered by public transport operators (PTOs) SBS Transit and SMRT Light Rail. They usually operate between 5:00am to 1:00am the next day, with occasional extended operating hours during eves of Public Holidays. The national aviation authority Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore also operates a LRT network within Changi International Airport, known as the Skytrain.
Jump to Sentosa Express
Monorail lines in Singapore are usually built for tourist use. Currently, there is 1 monorail line in operation, the Sentosa Express, operated by the Sentosa Development Corporation. There are 2 defunct monorail lines, the Sentosa Monorail (1982-2005), and the Jurong Bird Park Panorail (1991-2012).