Click here to check out the photos taken during the Jubilee Weekend!
In celebration of Singapore's 50 years of independence, sit back, relax and enjoy the series of videos here as SMRT marks our journey and growth with Singapore over the years.
Also, check out our other videos at the SMRTCorpSG YouTube channel.
Since 1987, we have played a pivotal role in the local public transport landscape. We have helped to enhance the lives of our people by changing the way they live, work and play using the convenience of the fast and seamless connectivity provided by our network.
Many SMRT staff, at all levels, have made significant contributions in this endeavour. Read our Moving Stories now.
SMRT celebrates SG50 with you!
Stand a chance to win a limited edition SMRT SG50 EZ-Link card with S$5 stored value
Send us your most creative photos with SMRT’s SG50 posters now!
Other posters that you can take photos with:
Here’s how you can win:
Step 1: Take a selfie or wefie with SMRT’s SG50 posters.
Step 2: Upload your photo via Twitter with hashtag #smrtsg50. Be sure to set your Twitter account to public so we are able to view the entry.
Between 1 and 14 August 2015, up to 50 limited edition SMRT SG50 EZ-Link cards up for grabs.
Terms and Conditions apply.
SMRT celebrates Singapore’s 50th birthday with free travel on SMRT trains and buses on 9 August 2015. This will encourage the public to attend National Day celebrations island-wide, without worrying about parking or traffic congestion. Fare gates at MRT stations on the North-South East-West Line, Circle Line and Bukit Panjang LRT will be left open on National Day as SMRT welcomes commuters to travel on its train network. Commuters need not tap in or out at MRT stations on National Day, and commuters travelling on SMRT buses can board all services without tapping in or out with their fare cards as well.
Click on the following to find out more:
1. Press Release
2. Travel Advisory for National Day Celebrations
3. Frequently Asked Questions
Free Shuttle to Buona Vista MRT from Gardens by the Bay on National Day 2015
If you’re planning to watch the National Day fireworks from Gardens By the Bay on 9 August 2015, SMRT Buses will run a free shuttle service from the area to Buona Vista MRT station. You may catch the free shuttle at the Gardens By the Bay coach pick-up point, near the main entrance to Gardens By the Bay along Marina Gardens Drive.
The free shuttle service will operate on a 10-minute frequency from 8:30pm to 12 midnight on Sunday. The shuttle service ends at Buona Vista MRT, where passengers can connect to the East-West Line or Circle Line for their onward journey, or buses serving the Buona Vista area.
Free travel on SMRT Buses and Trains services this National Day!
A record 4.5 million passenger trips on our buses and trains this National Day!
We have tallied the estimates from the one-day free travel with SMRT on National Day and a record 4.5 million passenger trips were made on Singapore’s 50th birthday! The record number of passengers who travelled with SMRT includes trips made on our North-South East-West Line, Circle Line and Bukit Panjang LRT, as well as SMRT’s island-wide network of bus services.
More than 500 staff volunteers came together with SMRT Management to welcome the commuters. Staff volunteers also helped with crowd control and gave away the highly sought-after SMRT SG50 buttons and EZ-Link card stickers to our passengers.
Thank you for travelling with SMRT and being part of the SG50 celebrations!
As this is Singapore’s Golden Jubilee, SMRT will make National Day special with activities at 10 MRT stations and five bus interchanges, where SMRT staff will greet commuters and hand out limited edition SG50 buttons and EZ-Link card stickers.
a) SG50 Button Badges
b) SG50 Ez-Link Card Stickers
c) SG50 Photo Wall
d) SMRT SG50 Photo Competition
Specially for this Jubilee Weekend, we have deployed our SMRT SG50 buses on the roads. Check out the cool designs of our buses and our SG50 efforts at the bus interchanges.
We have also decorated our trains and stations to enhance the celebratory mood.
In celebrating Singapore’s 50 years, we are also supporting other organisations to commemorate Singapore achievements since independence.
As we celebrate our nation's 50th birthday, fellow Singaporeans can't help but sing their hearts out on our trains. Check out the video created by #OneSongOneSg here.
2. Local Champions, Global Leaders
‘Local Champions, Global Leaders’ is a national-level competition jointly organised by SPRING, EDB, and IE Singapore. This competition celebrates the stories of local industry champions and multinational corporations which have made significant contributions since Singapore’s independence. A total of 76 groups of 300 students from five local polytechnics and six universities participated.
The Famous Five team from NUS was assigned to SMRT. The team visited us to better understand our history, business and challenges. We enjoyed working closely with the Famous Five.
On 10 February 2015, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Manpower and Co-Chair of the SG50 Economic and International Committee, graced the award ceremony where the Famous Five team emerged as Champions in the University Category.
The Famous Five - Year 2 Industrial Design students from the National University of Singapore
The Famous Five’s exhibition booth depicting the milestones and contributions of SMRT
3. Singapore at 50: The Business of Nation-Building
Singapore at 50: The Business of Nation-Building is the Singapore Management University’s newly launched coffee table book. Produced as part of their effort in celebrating the milestones of Singapore in the last 50 years, the book features 17 organisations who have been part of this amazing journey of transformation.
A chapter in the book is devoted to the SMRT story. As an iconic organisation who has helped shaped our nation’s identity, the transportation services we provide has transformed Singapore into a liveable city and also played a part in elevating Singapore’s status as a global city.
For more information on the book, please click here.
The book retails at S$69 and is available at Kinokuniya, SMU Shop, Booklink SMU, Select Books (e-store) and NUS Co-Operative bookstore.
Guest-of-Honour Dr Maliki Osman, Minister of State, Ministry of National Development & Ministry of Defence, and Mayor, South East District (left), together with Professor De Meyer, President, SMU (right), presenting Mr Patrick Nathan, Vice President, Corporate Information and Communications, SMRT (centre), with the coffee table book Singapore at 50: The Business of Nation-Building