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MRT time between 2 stops

Post by fabien_sing » Sun, 12 Dec 2010 1:01 am

Hello,

Can someone tells me the travel time in MRT between :

raflles places and paya lebar.
-raflles places and queenstown.
-raflles places and bishan.

What is the waiting between 2 trains ? is it the same in all the MRT ?

If i change of MRT line, do i need to pay another fees ?

Also, is there some frequent issues in the MRT line ?

I have already searched in the forum and do not find anything.



Thanks for your help.

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Re: MRT time between 2 stops

Post by JR8 » Sun, 12 Dec 2010 2:35 am

fabien_sing wrote:Hello,

Can someone tells me the travel time in MRT between :

I can suggest general times. The physical map in stations gives actual specific expected times, that others on those routes might be able to list.

raflles places and paya lebar.

Many stops that central [they get more spread out further out, esp. when the trains start emerging overgound] are about 2-3 minutes apart. So 6 stops, say15 minutes.


-raflles places and queenstown.

5 stops... 12 minutes?

-raflles places and bishan.

10 stops, but checked with my local resident expert. She reckons about 20 minutes. On that route, almost all the stations are really pretty close together...


What is the waiting between 2 trains ? is it the same in all the MRT ?

Max waiting time is about 5 minutes. During rush hour it is a low as 2.

If i change of MRT line, do i need to pay another fees ?

No. Same as most other systems London, NYC, Tokyo... etc

Also, is there some frequent issues in the MRT line ?

No. It is generally very very reliable. Something the country prides itself on.

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Post by fabien_sing » Sun, 12 Dec 2010 5:11 am

thanks for your response, it s perfect.

Now, is there a good "network" of bus in singapour ?

Is it better than MRT in rush times or it isn t usable.

To go to raffles place, is it better to take bus or MRT ?

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Post by JR8 » Sun, 12 Dec 2010 5:59 am

fabien_sing wrote:thanks for your response, it s perfect.

Ok, cool. And your other point I missed asking if lines vary. No I don't really think so. They pace the frequency according to the relative demand, but they are all seem equally reliable. It is not like say the Central in London (frequent reliable) vs., the Circle Line, (a seeming total basket case every morning). No, it will appear seamless in that regards I expect.

Now, is there a good "network" of bus in singapour ?

Yes, although I found it rather indecipherable. They have an apparently clever system of numbering all bus-stops, but if you ever work it out I'll get you a beer. There seem to be no pictorial route maps at all, just lists of totally alien place names (alien, even when you live there). To use buses I think you need a local to tell you which buses go where...


Is it better than MRT in rush times or it isn t usable.

Traffic can get get very bad in rush hour, and slows down buses. I'd suggest that people commuting travel the greatest distance on the MRT, and then if necessary hop on a bus for the start/finish local bits.



To go to raffles place, is it better to take bus or MRT ?
Well, Raffles Place is bang on top of a major MRT. So you'd preferably end your journey on the MRT there. You'd walk to the MRT at the other end (from home heading there), or hop on a bus if needs be at the start. And vice versa...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 12 Dec 2010 11:53 am

Sounds like our poster is collecting information for a book or blog to me.

http://www.smrt.com.sg/trains/train_timings.asp

http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/

http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/transport/ ... ravel.aspx

Really, Google is your friend.
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Post by fabien_sing » Sun, 12 Dec 2010 7:14 pm

Thanks for your help, it's not for a blog, it's for determining in what district i can search a rent in my range of 20-30 minutes of my work.

So thanks.

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Post by AngelJoy » Mon, 13 Dec 2010 10:37 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Really, Google is your friend.
yep.



and choose the place that's close to the MRT stations instead of bus stops.

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 13 Dec 2010 12:50 pm

google maps and gothere give estimated travel times.
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Post by JayCee » Mon, 13 Dec 2010 1:17 pm

Looks like more foreign talent on the way to Singapore :roll:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 13 Dec 2010 2:36 pm

^^^^^
And to think, once upon a time all you old hands thought "I" was cynical! :lol:
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Post by longstebe » Mon, 13 Dec 2010 3:18 pm

To be honest, I lost all interest once I seen Angeljoys avatar.

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Post by BigSis » Tue, 14 Dec 2010 1:35 pm

If you're already here, go to the MRT stations you're interested in and read the board that tells you travel times.

If you're not already here, wait until you get here and do it - you'll need to check out the areas anyway before deciding where to live. The closest MRT to work might not be the most desirable area and 5-10 mins more on the MRT could be worth it to get the right place to live.

I think it's better to get the MRT to Raffles Place than the bus - where I live you can only get the bus there and while that's OK, it can get frustrating when the traffic is bad and I don't think the bus service to the CBD is all that great anyway, the bus stops are few and far between and while the service can be OK in peak times, it's pretty poor at any other time so if you finish work early or go in late, you could be waiting ages for a bus (and at least the station at Raffles place is air-conditioned - the bus stop is not!).

Another thing about the CBD is that the main roads are one way so you often have to walk a block further depending on where your office is in relation to the bus stop - if the MRT is closer to work, get the MRT.

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