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Postby tonM » Thu, 28 Aug 2014 2:13 pm

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Postby Brah » Thu, 28 Aug 2014 8:25 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:
I wonder if it is really hard to have a non stop train service from the Airport to say City hall and charge Passengers from the Aiport say 10$ ?


They'd need more tracks, so yeah kinda hard. Maybe with the future East Coast line they can do it. Make the train slightly nicer and charge S$30 round trip, ala HK Airport Express. Stops are Suntec, Marina Bay, and Orchard?

$10 is a great idea. $30 is almost pointless as it's more expensive for >1 person than a taxi, and you probably need a taxi to get to the train in the first place.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 28 Aug 2014 9:42 pm

The KLIA Ekspress costs 35 Ringgit... that's SGD $13.88.

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:12 am

Brah wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:
I wonder if it is really hard to have a non stop train service from the Airport to say City hall and charge Passengers from the Aiport say 10$ ?


They'd need more tracks, so yeah kinda hard. Maybe with the future East Coast line they can do it. Make the train slightly nicer and charge S$30 round trip, ala HK Airport Express. Stops are Suntec, Marina Bay, and Orchard?

$10 is a great idea. $30 is almost pointless as it's more expensive for >1 person than a taxi, and you probably need a taxi to get to the train in the first place.


That's true. I was going by the Hong Kong price. A one-way taxi to the airport in Hong Kong from almost anywhere you'd like be is about 300 HKD, which is ~$50 SGD. So yes the train would need to be about half the taxi fair IMO.

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:13 am

Wd40 wrote:Having the interchange at Tanah Merah was a blunder. They should have made Expo the interchange. There is no reason for people from Pasir Ris, Tampines and Simei to go all the way to Tanah merah and change, inorder to go to Expo. Also no reason for people coming from the airport and wanting to go to Pasir Ris to go until Tanah Merah.

But with the Downtown line, they are doing the right thing. They are connecting Tampines directly with Expo.


Expo stop was built many years after the line went all of the way to Pasir Ris. Not an easy fix.

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Postby earthfriendly » Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:37 pm

Singapore Expo was opened ten years after the completion of the MRT eastern section.


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