Flag of Singapore

Railways in


Sentosa Express monorail
Two trains of the Sentosa Express monorail pass each other near VivoCity Station.

The first railway in Singapore was a steam tram line opened in 1895. The steam trams were later replaced with electric trams, but services ceased in 1927.

In 1923, a short metre gauge railway was opened connecting the island with the railways of the Malayan peninsula. The line today is operated as part of Malaysian Railways.

A monorail serving the resort island of Sentosa opened in 1982. It closed in 2005, to be replaced in 2007 by a more modern system.

The first line of a modern Metro system opened in 1987. The system now has five lines, with further lines and extensions under construction or proposed. Among these is an international connection with Johor Baru, Malaysia, planned for opening around 2024.

Railways Home
Railways of the World
Glyn Williams’ Home

© 2005-2020 Glyn Williams
Photo image by HKFumi from Wikimedia Commons