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  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Mar '16
    • SMRT has started replacing the "to Joo Koon (2)" signs at East West Line stations with the new "to Tuas Link (2)" sign.

      The "to Joo Koon (2)" is still there, but as a sticker covering the new sign.

      Previously, I predicted that the Tuas West Extension may open on 16 April (Sunday).

      If my prediction is correct, the announcement should be made next week (16 March, Thursday).

  • AJQZC's Avatar
    1,011 posts since Sep '08
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      SMRT has started replacing the "to Joo Koon (2)" signs at East West Line stations with the new "to Tuas Link (2)" sign.

      The "to Joo Koon (2)" is still there, but as a sticker covering the new sign.

      Previously, I predicted that the Tuas West Extension may open on 16 April (Sunday).

      If my prediction is correct, the announcement should be made next week (16 March, Thursday).

      Dude, go prepare for your NS rather than making multiple predictions one after another. TWE will definitely open by the end of June, just wait it out. Don't need to be so hyper-excited. Unless you are a direct beneficiary who commutes on it everyday after it opens.

      Edited by AJQZC 10 Mar `17, 4:47PM
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,995 posts since Nov '03
    • TTS;The addition of 12.8m MAN A95 DD

      SBST;The shocking lowest bidding of $480m

      SMRT;Again,The first to get the facelift A95.

      GAS;Again and again the same

  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Mar '16
    • Honestly, I have a feeling this time round SBS Transit will get it, given that it has 44 years of experience, and it offered the lowest price.

    • The Bukit Merah package may also be in favour of SBS Transit. This package consists of many roadside terminals, and only SBS Transit has experience running routes that terminate at roadside terminals.

      Edited by gekpohboy 11 Mar `17, 1:47PM
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,995 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      Honestly, I have a feeling this time round SBS Transit will get it, given that it has 44 years of experience, and it offered the lowest price.

      Lowest bid doesnt guarantee anything yet,BCM is all about adhering to LTA needs not by experience.Hope you get that.If not the first two contracts will goes to SBST/SMRT instead.

  • vampier77's Avatar
    37 posts since Apr '06
    • There is a training bus at 9.05pm past by from  Tampines ave 10 toward bedok north Rd  toward bedok north Ave 1

  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Mar '16
    • If my prediction is correct, tomorrow morning they will announce the opening date of Tuas West MRT stations. At the same time, although unlikely, they may also announce Jurong Region Line as part of the “package”.

  • CZT's Avatar
    451 posts since Jun '16
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      If my prediction is correct, tomorrow morning they will announce the opening date of Tuas West MRT stations. At the same time, although unlikely, they may also announce Jurong Region Line as part of the “package”.

      Which star constellation did u look at? Maybe can enlighten us? If its there then nxt time we can rely on u to interpret stars alr ;)

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,234 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by CZT:

      Which star constellation did u look at? Maybe can enlighten us? If its there then nxt time we can rely on u to interpret stars alr ;)

      He see star star, on top of him.

  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,917 posts since May '15
    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      He see star star, on top of him.


      Think up there press release come out liao.

  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Mar '16
    • Actually, it’s based on calculation. If I’m not wrong, the current train fleet started testing at around mid-February. Back then when Pioneer Joo Koon opened, trains tested around two months before opening. So, based on that, if testing began in mid-February, by mid-April the stations should open already. That’s how my prediction came about. It’s based on past observations. Those who witnessed Marina South Pier opening in 2014 may also have similar calculations. Tuas West Extension opening soon. I know the “June opening” information is from the SMRT platform staff, because got one of them also tell me that the stations will open in June. I believe that’s to mislead people, for whatever reason, probably because they don’t want people to guess correctly the date. April opening is quite likely. The best period is after Good Friday and before Labour Day. Plus some buffer for breakdown during the initial period, the best possible opening date is actually around 16 April.

      Edited by gekpohboy 15 Mar `17, 10:25PM
    • As for the Jurong Region Line, actually I’m only expecting it at around September, after all the engineering studies are completed. But, the announcement would probably be made during a visit to a station about to open. Just nice Tuas got station opening, and Tuas and Jurong are quite closely related. So, I feel that there’s a possibility that they may actually announce Jurong Region Line together with Tuas West Extension opening date. Nonetheless, the chances are quite slim.

      Edited by gekpohboy 15 Mar `17, 10:22PM
  • No_10_Tomas's Avatar
    616 posts since Aug '06
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Lowest bid doesnt guarantee anything yet,BCM is all about adhering to LTA needs not by experience.Hope you get that.If not the first two contracts will goes to SBST/SMRT instead.


  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Mar '16
    • Originally posted by No_10_Tomas:


      You mean to say, SBS Transit did not get it?

      And considering you are from SMRT, I suppose SMRT got it this time.

      Edited by gekpohboy 15 Mar `17, 10:27PM
  • No_10_Tomas's Avatar
    616 posts since Aug '06
    •  

      We are talking about which PTO can best manage Yishun and AMK feeder service and some key trunk services like 24, 70, 76, 130, 133, 135, 851, 852

      Can you imagine the disappearance of bendy on Yishun feeder/intratown and use of B9TL

       

      Edited by No_10_Tomas 15 Mar `17, 10:36PM
  • SMB1368T's Avatar
    1,078 posts since Mar '16
  • CZT's Avatar
    451 posts since Jun '16
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      Actually, it’s based on calculation. If I’m not wrong, the current train fleet started testing at around mid-February. Back then when Pioneer Joo Koon opened, trains tested around two months before opening. So, based on that, if testing began in mid-February, by mid-April the stations should open already. That’s how my prediction came about. It’s based on past observations. Those who witnessed Marina South Pier opening in 2014 may also have similar calculations. Tuas West Extension opening soon. I know the “June opening” information is from the SMRT platform staff, because got one of them also tell me that the stations will open in June. I believe that’s to mislead people, for whatever reason, probably because they don’t want people to guess correctly the date. April opening is quite likely. The best period is after Good Friday and before Labour Day. Plus some buffer for breakdown during the initial period, the best possible opening date is actually around 16 April.

      Boi ah, its great that u have good observation skill, but u know a lot of us has already grown tired of the LTA waiting game (like the case of compassvale int), so for ppl like me i wont look forward to its opening till june. In fact for now we rather spend time keeping a lookout of the Seletar package winner (and again another waiting game)

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,234 posts since Dec '12
    • To gay poh: boy ah, medicine take already not?

      To others: And yeah complains about singlish again lor.

  • CZT's Avatar
    451 posts since Jun '16
    • April alr.

      Seletar package winner still unannounced. TS3 route details unannounced (though i feel it will be released at a much later date with TS6 to make press release easier?). Will the service 68 that was discussed previously be rolled out this month? Hopefully all these 3 things will come true in april, if not we must wait and wait and wait >:(

  • ND323F's Avatar
    22 posts since Mar '17
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    19,995 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by ND323F:

      Other than Seletar package, LTA is going to announce bus tender. Any ideas when?

      What bus tender?Those 50 Hybrid and 60 electric buses or the Bukit Merah package in June?

  • hgdep103's Avatar
    310 posts since Sep '16
    • Originally posted by No_10_Tomas:

       

      We are talking about which PTO can best manage Yishun and AMK feeder service and some key trunk services like 24, 70, 76, 130, 133, 135, 851, 852

      Can you imagine the disappearance of bendy on Yishun feeder/intratown and use of B9TL

       

      new operator might see bendies wink.png

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,234 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by hgdep103:

      new operator might see bendies wink.png

      your april fool joke is long overdue.

  • hgdep103's Avatar
    310 posts since Sep '16
    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      your april fool joke is long overdue.

      we shall see who will have the last laugh

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