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  • I miss old annoucements's Avatar
    313 posts since Mar '08
    • The MRT in the 1990s did not have in train annoucements. Just 3 beeps to signal Doors Closing. Trains were logoless in that time.

      Share you Experience/memories/feeling of that time here.

       

      1990- NSL and EWL completed.

      1994- Siemens C651 cars introduced

      1996- Woodland extention opens for service

      1997-1999- In train annoucements added

      1999- First C751B on passenger service

       

       

  • 16/f/lonely's Avatar
    5,858 posts since Apr '08
  • Novawin™'s Avatar
    707 posts since Dec '06
    • It should be:

      1987: NSL completed

      1990: EWL completed 2 years earlier in ahead of 1992

      1999: First C751B (311/312) made its debut on test run on NSL

      Early 2000: C751B train (311/312) entered into passenger service for first time

      Correct me if I am wrong. icon_smile.gif

  • I miss old annoucements's Avatar
    313 posts since Mar '08
  • 16/f/lonely's Avatar
    5,858 posts since Apr '08
  • I miss old annoucements's Avatar
    313 posts since Mar '08
    • Originally posted by Novawin™:

      It should be:

      1987: NSL completed

      1990: EWL completed 2 years earlier in ahead of 1992

      1999: First C751B (311/312) made its debut on test run on NSL

      Early 2000: C751B train (311/312) entered into passenger service for first time

      Correct me if I am wrong. icon_smile.gif


      I think only the stretch from Yio Chu Kang to Toa Payoh opened for service in 1987.

  • kench-an's Avatar
    97 posts since Mar '08
    • YCK to Toa Payoh - Nov 87

      from Toa Payoh down all the way to CBD - Dec 87

      Announcements first made their way as early as 1994, ending a period of time when train operators themselves announced station names.

  • soleachip's Avatar
    7,209 posts since Jun '07
    • I remember my very first MRT ride. Think it was the very late 80s or 1990.

      It went so quickly I got sick!

      And really cold in the underground tunnel.

      All of us boarded from the central station and afterwards, when the Simei station opened, we paid a dollar to visit.

       

  • Manager433's Avatar
    10,638 posts since Nov '03
    • Each car have 2 logos on each side. So total of 4 ea car. You cannot say dun have. The big silver piece of logo with SMRT is paste of ea DT car cab end.

  • Oceane's Avatar
    5,445 posts since Jan '07
    • Originally posted by Manager433:

      Each car have 2 logos on each side. So total of 4 ea car. You cannot say dun have. The big silver piece of logo with SMRT is paste of ea DT car cab end.


      Nice one. :D

      Totally pwned!

  • Manager433's Avatar
    10,638 posts since Nov '03
    • The front logo was implemented when the CEO appoint Miss Saw as CEO. Branding berry important.

  • alwaysdisturbed's Avatar
    6,785 posts since Apr '03
    • Originally posted by I miss old annoucements:

      The MRT in the 1990s did not have in train annoucements. Just 3 beeps to signal Doors Closing. Trains were logoless in that time.

      Share you Experience/memories/feeling of that time here.

       

       

      i miss the quiet and peaceful rides and stations. the yellow lights board is just so retro.

      look at old buses, trains and traffic lights!

  • I miss old annoucements's Avatar
    313 posts since Mar '08
    • Originally posted by alwaysdisturbed:

      i miss the quiet and peaceful rides and stations. the yellow lights board is just so retro.

      look at old buses, trains and traffic lights!


      The stations are still there but if you want a quiet ride, take the last few trains at night which are sure to have very few people.

  • SMRT 32373238's Avatar
    468 posts since Jan '06
    • really miss the time when the trains did not have those ugly SMRT logos at the front and back ends...

  • sBs_boy's Avatar
    2,539 posts since Sep '04
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    TIB1224Y's Avatar
    1,079 posts since Sep '07
    • Wah haha got Volvo B57 s189... Nice :D

      Love the past when trains look more like trains, no advertisments on the outside... If ask me about announcements or adverts, I rather do away with adverts.

      Announcements are just according to the time and the fashion... If the company deem that new fashion require new voices then let it be no choice...

      Japan uses real life voices, its just dependent on the line and the area...

      I kinda like real conductor read announcements, more of that relation there, instead of machine sounds...

      Manager433, there is a sticker about announcements on the driver's panel, about the greetings and so on right? Sad few TO follow those... Lazy is the killer of all...

  • alwaysdisturbed's Avatar
    6,785 posts since Apr '03
    • Originally posted by I miss old annoucements:


      The stations are still there but if you want a quiet ride, take the last few trains at night which are sure to have very few people.

      not only people. if only they can off the freaking announcements.

  • SBS2695H's Avatar
    1,511 posts since Apr '08
    • Originally posted by alwaysdisturbed:

      not only people. if only they can off the freaking announcements.


      Its ok if its Juanita Melson reading the annoucements but I would rather have it totally off if its that awful new voice.

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