As 2021 comes to a close, let’s take a look at the happenings of this year!
Launch of Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2
Six stations along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 2 opened on Saturday, 28 August 2021.
The opening of Caldecott station marks the addition of a new interchange station to the rail network, offering transfers between the Circle Line (CCL) and the TEL.
New Bus Models
The Linkker LM312 is the first public bus model in Singapore to be capable of opportunity charging, quick charged via overhead pantographs at two bus interchanges.
The ST Engineering Retrofitted Electric Bus returned to revenue service in October 2021, after being taken out of revenue service for retrofitting works in 2017.
Tower Transit Bukit Batok Accident
A major bus accident occured at Bukit Batok Bus Interchange on the evening of 12 July 2021, involving two Tower Transit buses collided at Bukit Batok Bus Interchange, leaving one bus toppled on its side. The incident sent shockwaves throughout the public bus industry over safety concerns, despite efforts to improve bus captain safety over the years with the installation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems on buses.
Heritage Walkway @ WITH
In a collaboration together with SMRT, the Heritage Walkway at Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub was launched in July 2021, featuring memorabilia of SMRT and Trans-Island over the years.
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