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Postby heineken2000 » Sat, 25 Aug 2012 9:50 pm

Why is the Circle line not a circle? Did someone forget to build the section between Harbourfront and Marina Bay?

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Postby the lynx » Sat, 25 Aug 2012 10:30 pm

heineken2000 wrote:Why is the Circle line not a circle? Did someone forget to build the section between Harbourfront and Marina Bay?


Probably because they mistaken spiral as circle :P

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Postby v4jr4 » Sun, 26 Aug 2012 12:15 am

the lynx wrote:
heineken2000 wrote:Why is the Circle line not a circle? Did someone forget to build the section between Harbourfront and Marina Bay?


Probably because they mistaken spiral as circle :P


Why not Yellow Line? Even if it sounds strange, they can pick another name, like, perhaps, Lemon Line :P

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 26 Aug 2012 1:19 am

The Ministry of Transport has not ruled out closing this 'missing link', but is now taking a 'wait and see' approach. It said: 'We have to assess whether there's sufficient ridership to justify such a direct linkage, as there are already alternatives now through the current rail network.'
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Postby rainbowliving » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 7:59 pm

I think maybe it's not necessary (circle line between Harbourfront and Marina Bay)
There's some bus route -(between Harbourfront and Marina Bay) ... bus 97

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Postby heineken2000 » Sun, 02 Sep 2012 6:23 pm

I take the 97 and due to traffic, travel times can vary. The sooner they join up the circle line, the better!

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Postby nakatago » Sun, 02 Sep 2012 10:48 pm

Just went to Gardens by the Way and tried going to Esplanade from Bayfront. I found out why it's the circle line...if you fail to see the board (which doesn't show the pertinent info right away) in Promenade station and end up rushing to the train, you'll end up going around in circles. It's an easy mistake to make if you're in a hurry.

Bayfront -> Promenade
Promenade only has one side for trains and it can have either a train back to Bayfront or to Esplanade

That's why it's called the circle line.

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Postby xandersdad1 » Wed, 05 Sep 2012 8:33 pm

heineken2000 wrote:Why is the Circle line not a circle? Did someone forget to build the section between Harbourfront and Marina Bay?


This almost sounds like a riddle or some kind of zen question.
Uno mas, por favor.

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Postby MandyTan » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 9:33 am

the lynx wrote:
heineken2000 wrote:Why is the Circle line not a circle? Did someone forget to build the section between Harbourfront and Marina Bay?


Probably because they mistaken spiral as circle :P



Haha, that's a good one. Anyone had bad encounters on trains anyway?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 9:36 am

Yeah, I got on the train this morning and it was full of people! :roll:

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 10:53 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yeah, I got on the train this morning and it was full of people! :roll:


ZOMG! You too?! I swear, Singapore is spiralling into chaos every day!!!!

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Postby v4jr4 » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 11:14 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yeah, I got on the train this morning and it was full of people! :roll:


Pack like sardines :P
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Postby nakatago » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 11:29 am

v4jr4 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yeah, I got on the train this morning and it was full of people! :roll:


Pack like sardines :P


Two words: Yamanote Line

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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 3:16 pm

nakatago wrote:Two words: Yamanote Line

Ah yes, indeed. I was on the Yamanote Line not so long ago. The compression factor was certainly high, but it was so refreshing to see the efficient, polite queuing system at the stations though. I kept saying to myself, "There, look - what's so hard about that?" with thoughts of our MRT here.
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Postby v4jr4 » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 3:21 pm

nakatago wrote:
v4jr4 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yeah, I got on the train this morning and it was full of people! :roll:


Pack like sardines :P


Two words: Yamanote Line


I never go to Japan, but based on the mangas, I start to think that it's a perfect place for Yokozuna to train :P
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