Take a Christmas-themed train ride this season on the East-West and North-South MRT lines

LTA staff sing Christmas carols on board a Christmas-themed train along the North South MRT Line on Dec 14, 2015.
LTA staff sing Christmas carols on board a Christmas-themed train along the North South MRT Line on Dec 14, 2015. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
 LTA staff sing Christmas carols with Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan  (seated) and students of Pathlight School on board a Christmas-themed train along the North South MRT Line on Dec 14, 2015.
LTA staff sing Christmas carols with Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan (seated) and students of Pathlight School on board a Christmas-themed train along the North South MRT Line on Dec 14, 2015. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Passengers sit in a Christmas-themed train along the North South MRT Line on Dec 14, 2015.
Passengers sit in a Christmas-themed train along the North South MRT Line on Dec 14, 2015. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Passengers in a Christmas-themed train along the North South MRT Line on Dec 14, 2015.
Passengers in a Christmas-themed train along the North South MRT Line on Dec 14, 2015. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - The first Christmas-themed train was launched on Monday (Dec 14) at Ang Mo Kio MRT station.

An initiative by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), the train is the first festive-themed train by the agency and will run until Dec 27.

The train, which will be travelling on the East-West and North-South lines, features Christmas-themed artwork depicting items in the song The 12 Days of Christmas, as well as local landmarks such as the Merlion and housing board flats.

Christmas tree-shaped cards will also be hung from the handrails for commuters to use as free festive greeting cards.

The launch was attended by Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan. The event also featured the drawing of a mural encouraging gracious behaviour on public transport by art collective, Band of Doodlers, as well as students from Pathlight School.

Adding to the festive cheer, artists from Band of Doodlers will also be taking the Christmas train from Dec 21-24 between 8pm and 10pm, drawing sketches of commuters.