13 Nov '17, 9am

[Mothership] S’pore went from 5 MRT stations in 1987 to 154 in 30 years, despite train disruptions https://t.co/szfCr8TKxj

[Mothership] S’pore went from 5 MRT stations in 1987 to 154 in 30 years, despite train disruptions https://t.co/szfCr8TKxj

In the 1960s, Singapore’s land was unable to accommodate more roads. The government formulated Singapore’s first concept plan for infrastructural development then. The concept plan laid out a blueprint for a network of expressways, as well as the concept for the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT). Advertisement In the very beginning, public transport was envisioned to be the main mode of transport for Singaporeans. In a 1996 Transport White Paper, the government proposed that the goal was to make 75 percent of total daily travel by public transport. It took 10 years for the MRT system to be studied and designed, and even then, it was met with criticism. Ong Teng Cheong pushed for building MRT in S’pore, despite it being a controversial idea The first two phases Ultimately, it came to fruition and the first train began operating on Nov. 7, 1987. Back then, there were only five statio...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/11/spore-went-from-5-mrt-stati...

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