A look back at transport in 2019: Weighing up costs and consequences

Tougher rules for owners of personal mobility devices and uncertainty over the Rapid Transit System Link to Johor Baru were key transport issues this year.

The new Thomson-East Coast Line will open in stages from next year and will be fully operational by 2025. Billion-dollar efforts to improve the rail system continue. These include renewing the power system, replacing the track circuit system (a syste
The new Thomson-East Coast Line will open in stages from next year and will be fully operational by 2025. Billion-dollar efforts to improve the rail system continue. These include renewing the power system, replacing the track circuit system (a system related to signalling) and replacing rail tracks. New trains will also be added to reduce wait times.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

The year 2019 has been relatively uneventful for the MRT system but the year has not been without transport headlines.

The first pertains to the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link between Singapore and Johor Baru.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 19, 2019, with the headline 'TRANSPORT: Weighing up costs and consequences '. Subscribe