Information Systems

Information systems provides real-time travel-related information to commuters.

There are multiple types of information systems found throughout the rail network.

Plasma screens in MRT stations

Plasma screens are located in stations at the concourse and on platforms.

At the concourse, displays show the destination and the estimated arrival times of the next two trains at each platform. At the platforms, the displays show the arrival times and destination of the next two trains.

At terminal stations, the departure time is shown too. Some screens on the platforms will sometimes also show commercials and informational videos.


North South and East West Lines

North South Line East West Line

Plasma displays by Conrac are installed in stations along the North South and East West Lines.

The displays are installed before the paid area at the concourse and at a single location per platform.

North East Line

North East Line

Plasma displays by Samsung are installed in stations along the North East Line.

The displays are installed before the paid area at the concourse and at two points along each platform.

The original concourse displays were by Advance Systems (Asia), and have been replaced by Samsung screens in 2009/2010.

Circle Line

Circle Line

Plasma displays are installed in stations along the Circle Line.

The displays are installed before the paid area at the concourse and at a single point (typically the midpoint) along each platform.

Downtown Line

Downtown Line

Plasma displays are installed in stations along the Downtown Line.

Displays installed at interchange stations are able to display train arrival information for the connecting line.

The displays are installed before the paid area at the concourse and at a single point along each platform for most stations.

LED displays in stations

MRT stations

LED displays are installed at entrances and at concourses to MRT stations.

These displays show estimated times to the next two trains for each platform, as well as textual messages such as safety and train service messages.

NSEWL LED display

North South Line East West Line

Installed by Wei Long Electronics

NEL LED display

North East Line

Installed by Advance Systems (Asia)

CCL LED display

Circle Line

Installed by Advance Systems (Asia)

DTL LED display

Downtown Line

LRT stations

Bukit Panjang LRT

Bukit Panjang LRT

LED displays are installed in stations along the Bukit Panjang LRT.

The displays are installed at the concourse, as well as at the midpoint of each platform.

These displays show the train arrival time and route of the next two trains, as well as occasionally scrolling through textual messages, and sometimes displaying the date and time.

Sengkang and Punggol LRT

Sengkang LRT Punggol LRT

LED displays are installed in stations along the Punggol and Sengkang LRT.

The displays are installed at the concourse, as well as at the midpoint of each platform.

These displays show only the route of the next train, as well as occasionally scrolling through textual messages. They do not provide next train timings.

Train service status screen in MRT stations

Train Service Status screen

The train service status screens provide live train service status information. They are installed in selected SMRT-operated MRT station concourses, transfer halls and entrances.

In an event of a train service disruption, the screens will provide travel advice and directions to the correct exits for bus bridging services, as well as the best alternative route to travel in an event of a train disruption.

SMRT iView in MRT stations

SMRT iView screen

SMRT iView was launched in November 2010, and displays commercials and static advertising, as well as train arrival timings. They are installed on selected SMRT-operated station concourses, entrances and platforms.

Flight information display at Changi Airport

Flight information display

Flight information displays are installed at the platform of Changi Airport station.

They provide real-time flight arrivals and departures information.

SMRT STARiS in trains

North South Line East West Line

The SMRT Active Routemap Information System (STARiS) is a rail travel information system comprising of two parts: a dynamic route map, and a VFD textual display.

STARiS is installed in all North South/East West Lines trains, as well as in Sentosa Express monorails (display only). It was developed in-house by SMRT.

LCD screens in trains

Downtown Line

LCD screens are active on the Downtown Line.

The screens displays commercials and informational videos, as well as showing the current and next station.

LCD screens were installed on these lines, but have since been deactivated:

North South/East West Line: KNS C751B trains
North East Line: Alstom Metropolis C751A
Bukit Panjang LRT: Bombardier C801

Displays + route maps in trains

LED displays are located in train cabins, and provide information on the next station, the terminating station, transfer information, and also textual representations of audio announcements played in trains.

Dynamic route maps are located above doors, and show the current station, route, and direction of the train. They also indicate which side of the train the doors will open.


Visual Passenger Information System (VPIS)

North East Line

VPIS is installed in all North East Line Alstom C751A trains, and were installed in the North South/East West Line KNS C751B.

VPIS uses a multi-colour LED display, and can show messages in different basic colours.

VPIS was deactivated in C751B trains in 2007, uninstalled and replaced with STARiS, which was installed in 2010.

NEL VPIS display NSEWL VPIS display

Train Travel Information System (TTIS)

Circle Line

TTIS is installed in all Circle Line Alstom C830 trains.

Apart from standard informational messages, the displays can also display information, such as travel advisories during special events.

CCL TTIS display

Bukit Panjang LRT

Bukit Panjang LRT

LED displays are located above doorways on the Bukit Panjang LRT.

BPLRT LED display


Sengkang/Punggol LRT

Sengkang LRT Punggol LRT

LED displays are located at the train ends on the Sengkang and Punggol LRT. They are multi-coloured LED displays, and can display in different colours.

SKPGLRT LED display

Downtown Line

Downtown Line

LED displays and dynamic route maps are installed in all Downtown Line Bombardier C951 trains.

The displays are multi-coloured, and can show messages in different basic colours.

DTL LED display DTL dynamic route map

Changi Airport Skytrain

Changi Airport Skytrain

LED displays and LCD screens are installed in all Airport Skytrains.

The LCD screens show advertising and airport information.

Skytrain LED display Skytrain LCD screen

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