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30 minute MRT journey

Post by CurlyUK » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 5:32 am

Hello

Just a quick question on the rail network. I have been looking at the MRT map and was wondering how far in mins roughly there is between each station? I know in London it is on average around 3-4 mins on the underground between stations.

I ask because I am looking at places to live and do not want to travel more than 30 mins (in an ideal world) on the train everyday to work (will be working Pasir Panjang). I have been looking at places along the east coast but not sure if staying this far out will exceed my 30 mins travel time?

I am just trying to gauge how far out 30 mins travel is and whether I need to rethink this plan.

If anybody has any other suggestions for nice areas 30mins out then do let me know

Criteria below
MRT – within walking distance (5 mins)
3000 – 3500
2beds
No Schools required

Any advice greatly received.

Thank-you

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Re: 30 minute MRT journey

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 7:02 am

CurlyUK wrote:Hello

Just a quick question on the rail network. I have been looking at the MRT map and was wondering how far in mins roughly there is between each station? I know in London it is on average around 3-4 mins on the underground between stations.

I ask because I am looking at places to live and do not want to travel more than 30 mins (in an ideal world) on the train everyday to work (will be working Pasir Panjang). I have been looking at places along the east coast but not sure if staying this far out will exceed my 30 mins travel time?

I am just trying to gauge how far out 30 mins travel is and whether I need to rethink this plan.

If anybody has any other suggestions for nice areas 30mins out then do let me know

Criteria below
MRT – within walking distance (5 mins)
3000 – 3500
2beds
No Schools required

Any advice greatly received.

Thank-you
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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 8:09 am

Any of the circle line stops between Harbor front and about Sergangoon. Also any of the east-west (green) within maybe 5 stops of Buona Vista . Also maybe the purple/North-East line up to about Little India. Both of the later two would account for the transfer times.

As SMS said, that website is a great resource for this. But, I'd suggest double checking the results with Google Maps also. 'gothere.sg' has an aversion to having you walk sometimes, and will happily put you on a bus for an extra 30 minutes to avoid a 100m walk.

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Post by nutnut » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 9:23 am

Also, it sometimes has you walking through buildings and over expanses of water... Try doing directions from Sentosa Cove to anywhere on the island, it gets you to "walk" to the bus stop near Vivo City across the water! :S
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Re: 30 minute MRT journey

Post by the lynx » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 9:32 am

CurlyUK wrote:Just a quick question on the rail network. I have been looking at the MRT map and was wondering how far in mins roughly there is between each station?
SMRT website provides the timing between stations.

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

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Post by CurlyUK » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 3:19 pm

Thanks everyone the websites are great and just what i wad looking for ;-)

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Post by poodlek » Tue, 13 Mar 2012 8:19 pm

Not sure if the websites factor in the time it takes to switch lines, but not all station hubs are created equally. Outram Park is horrendous, with a long and usually very crowded walk, and the switch to/from the red line at Dhoby Ghaut is not much better with so many escalators the station resembles that bizarre Escher drawing. The circle line switches seem to be pretty good in my experience so far, and the circle line in general seems to be much less busy so far (I'm guessing because it's new, it's not as popular a route yet?) so getting in and out of those stations is much quicker with fewer hassles.

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