Singapore is world famous for its efficient and well-maintained rail network. Millions of commuters ride the trains every day, going to and from their homes and work places. In fact, some 1.2 million people ride the Singaporean rail systems daily.
There are five main lines for Singapore’s mass rapid transit (MRT) network, totaling to about 104 stations. Since commuters are largely reliant on the trains to get from point A to point B, it can understandably be confusing for some individuals. With all of the different stations, it can be tough to estimate the time of arrival of each individual train.
Finding out the estimated time of arrival of each train
The easiest way to find out the estimated time of arrival (ETA) of each train is to use an online time tracking tool. SMRT.com.sg offers an SMRT ETA map on its website that is accessible online. The commuter simply uses their computer or mobile device to access the site. They can then choose their destination from the drop down menu to view the estimated time of arrival of the next train. The tool also allows commuters to view the rail network’s maintenance schedules and upcoming construction projects. Journey planners are also available for more extensive travel options.
Accessing the MRT time tracker online
Accessing the train arrival time is easy because the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore has made Wi-Fi freely available in 33 different MRT stations. Anyone with a smartphone or other mobile device can view the ETA of each train and plan their journey accordingly.
Alternatively, you can also view the estimated time of arrival of each train by viewing the information screens provided at the stations. It is very easy to make sure you are always punctual while riding the train within Singapore.