The development of the Singapore mrt system concepts is described, the principles involved in the layout of the stations are detailed and examples of the various types that evolved are given. The design for fire and emergency is highlighted. The longitudinal profile is described in relation to the tunnels, the at-grade, and the elevated sections with particular reference to energy conservation. The influence of advances in rolling-stock technology are mentioned. Alignment parameters are evaluated. The permanent way options that were considered are outlined, the attention given to noise suppression noted and the final choice of three specific types is described. The requirements dictating the form and location of other structures are mentioned. The effect of geotechincal considerations on design is described. The effect of the contract forms -design and construct, consultants and in-house engineers' design is noted and the design organization derived from these considerations to conform with Singapore legislation is given. The principal design features of the system follow with particular attention to tunnel linings, civil defence underground station structures, viaduct types and the generic types of elevated stations developed for the four main above ground sections. The main depot and two subsidiary stabling sidings posed individual problems and the design solutions for each are given. The size and speed of the project has afforded an opportunity to compare various design solutions to many aspects of mrt design and some comparisons are made and preliminary conclusions drawn. See also IRRD abstracts nos 823417 and 823419.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • COPSEY, J P
    • HULME, T W
    • Kraft, B
    • Sripathy, P
  • Publication Date: 1989-8


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00498609
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM