It’s not nice to keep you waiting, so I’ll continue the story. Please acceot my apology for the blur picture!
Advertisement by the track
Serangoon Circle Line MRT station
The crowd gathering, a radio DJ from Mediacorp’s Yes 93.3 FM was on stage. I forget the name but it was a ‘she’.
The train had come from Bartley
Onboard the train. The train has only 3 coaches, something like the Jakarta monorail (if it ever completed, but hey, I’m not pessimist about the project!). The length was 70 metre in total.
This is where I stood. I like to stand at the opposite of the opening door whenever I take MRT. Crowded, wasn’t it?
Here’s how it looks outside when the train moves
I forget which station it is but I guess it was Lorong Chuan. Look below and this is what you’ll see. In the afternoon, I went to Expo by MRT and notice the same signs in Northeast Line MRT but not on the other 2 lines.
Bishan Circle Line MRT station, an interchange station between the North-South line and Circle Line
Bishan’s plate name in Circle Line version
A gracious action campaign by LTA using Phua Chu Kang and his wife, Rossie. You’ll notice this in Northeast line as well.
The ceiling of Bishan’s Circle Line station
Another promotion but it was Phua Chu Kang instead (see the picture above the above picture)
Remind me of the terminal-transfer train in KLIA (well, building-transfer instead) and Changi Airport
Marymount’s plate name
Should be Mediacorp’s 987 DJ Glenn Ong on stage with Bartley Secondary students in the foreground
I’ve never seen this thing on other lines
DJ Glenn Ong on stage
These are what you’ll get upon check-in
One of the art decoration in the stations
When all the 29 stations open, it will be the largest underground metro system in the world (100% underground) but hey, there’s still a wiper
Heading to Bartley?
‘Do not board’ sign on the screen
Another art decoration
This is how Bartley station looks like, I wish the MacPherson station also open that day
Back in Serangoon, a performance by Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s percussion band would be coming on stage soon
A train coming
The percussion band came on stage, followed by a Malay dance performance but I wasn’t staying for long
This is the passage that is going to connect the Circle Line side and Northeast line side of Serangoon station
Travellator for those heading to NEL
The passage was blocked
Travellator for those heading to Circle Line
Direction sign and time to go
At the exit, your paper wristband will be cut by volunteers followed by giving away goodie bags. Inside the goodie bags were NEWater and a book on the Circle Line opening stations. I’m hoping that more stations will open soon.
The Sunday Times ran a report, saying that 10,000 residents attended the open house, mostly senior citizens from Old Folks Home (this is based on what I saw yesterday). Nanyang Junior College students were also there volunteering but was it for CIP?
Third part (Circle Line facts) is coming soon.