Singapore’s newest rail network, the Circle Line, became fully operational on Saturday October 8 when the remaining 12 stations were opened.
The line, which – contrary to its name – is actually only a semi-circle, is expected to be able to ease congestion in the regular North-South, East-West and North-East lines, as well as reduce travel times.
Reactions to the actual rail network have been fairly mixed. From what I’ve seen, Singaporeans appear to be more taken aback by local English channel News 5′s coverage:
Many online comments have drawn comparison between this professional news report to parody reports that appear on satirical news show The Noose. Here is a segment from The Noose for you to see for yourself:
In other train-related news, the following image has been circulating on Singaporean networks in Facebook as a possible depiction of what our future Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) network might look like: