Interesting light rail transit in Singapore

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Interesting light rail transit in Singapore
Posted by JHills on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 7:58 AM

Was at Singapore recently and found their light rail transit for their new town insightful in solving traffic problem. Here's a video of their system I found. 

Youtbe link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCaQDcsunHg&t=4s

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 11:54 AM

Not sure this is really light rail.  Grade seperated, third rail, high platforms, complex stations.  One wonders why they do not use less streamlined cars with train doors.

London's Docklands Railway is similar and recently moved from streetcar-like equipment, but high floor and high platform, to cars with train doors.  But then it also is called light rail although clearly a metro.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 4:58 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCaQDcsunHg&t=4s  

There you go, I "lit it up" for you.

Looks like an impressive system, and being Singapore, I'll bet you'll never see any graffitti or any other kind of misbehavior on it!

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Posted by MidlandMike on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 7:33 PM

The Singapore "LRT" is actually a rubber tire, automatic guideway, "people mover".

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 8:33 PM

The tracks are somewhat similar to the Newark air train ?  However it does not have the complicated switching mechanism that EWR has.

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:04 PM

Close to people-mover technology, but extensive enough to be called a Metro.

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