Singapore on the Move

by Rajan Krishnan, P.E., Director of Projects; the Singapore Land Transport Authority, Singapore,
K. S. Chan, P.E., Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer; Parsons Brinkerhoff Pte, Ltd., Singapore,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2003, Vol. 73, Issue 11, Pg. 56-63,82-83

Document Type: Feature article


Tunneling in areas that are densely populated and highly developed is never easy, but an addition to Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit system was needed to serve those in the northeastern part of the island. Varying ground conditions along the route didn't help matters, but the result - the country's first fully automated mass transit line - is expected to do wonders in keeping the economy rolling.

Subject Headings: Public transportation | Rapid transit systems | Automated transit systems | Tunneling | Transportation management | Islands | Singapore | Asia

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