Singapore’s most trusted public transportation system, SMRT offers a cost-effective, smooth, and convenient way to travel all across the city. The extended train network and interconnected stations of SMRT assure seamless travel all across Singapore while bridging the distance gap with ease. This eco-friendly and pocket-friendly public transportation in Singapore means running successfully under the leadership of SMRT Chairman, Seah Moon Ming is reaching new heights with each passing day.

One of the remarkable achievements that SMRT is providing a sustainable means of public transport. For years, SMRT has implemented several green initiatives to protect the ecosystem and allow the surroundings to be clean and attractive. In this article, we highlight five major green initiatives that SMRT has taken so far to ensure the safety of the ecosystem.

List of 5 Green Initiatives in MRT Operations 

  1. Green Design: One of the significant green initiatives taken by MRT is ensuring green station designs with less consumption of energy. The local underground stations of SMRT have platform screen doors installed, effectively designed to reduce air-conditioning energy consumption. On the other side, stations located above ground have several cooling strategies employed to reduce the effect of hot and humid climates. Moreover, SMRT has also designed a natural ventilation system and sunlight to save energy consumption to an optimum extent.
  2. Green Operations: Soon to open SMRT stations will have an energy-efficient system to utilize the required amount of energy only. For instance, new SMRT stations will have carbon dioxide sensors installed to adjust the fresh air supply. There will also be high-efficiency chillers with magnetic bearing composers, LED fixtures, and several motion sensors installed to activate lighting and fans across staircases, restrooms, and staff rooms. Moreover, SMRT has planned to install a Solar photovoltaic system that will use solar panels to harness the required energy across the station entrance. Not only this, escalators across SMRT stations will have dual speed features and move slower than usual during peak hours. Overall, such green initiatives by SMRT aim to save more energy and naturally utilize the sources to protect the planet.
  3. Green Construction: From the construction point of view, SMRT has decided to use green-labeled materials like fixtures and finishers along with green concrete. There will be PUB’s WELS-certified water fittings that will minimize the carbon footprint during station construction. In addition, harmful chemicals in the station ecosystem will be removed using paints with less Volatile Organic Compounds(VOCs).
  4. Green Living:SMRT aims to reduce the consumption of fuel, minimize the carbon footprint, and allow commuters to use public transportation means. In light of this, SMRT stations are designed to be connected across amenities like bus stops, pick-up points, cycle stands, drop-off points, bus interchanges, and more.
  5. Efficient Energy Consumption: Another remarkable green initiative taken by SMRT is getting the certification of the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Green Mark Certification. SMRT has gained this certification for showcasing tremendous green initiatives in the realm of energy efficiency, environmental protection, indoor ecosystem quality, and water efficiency.


SMRT, a trusted public transportation system is effectively contributing to the environment along with providing a safe and reliable commutation experience to travelers. Witness the effective green initiatives in MRT operations that have a direct impact on the ecosystem.

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Joey is an experienced writer with years of successful experience. He specializes in writing extensively about popular transportation systems and networks to inform people across demographics.