Chinese New Year 2017: Singapore launches 'rooster train' in tie-up with SBS Transit

The Land Transport Authority says the commuters will be able to travel by this train from Jan 15 till Feb 11.

Singapore to launch Chinese New Year-themed train for one month
Representational image of a themed-train Reuters

Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) has launched a Chinese New Year-themed train on the North-East Line in collaboration with SBS Transit, a transport operator and the Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens' Consultative Committee (KA-KS CCC). The commuters will be able to travel by this train from Jan 15 to Feb 11.

The train will be decorated with rooster motifs, traditional Chinese couplets expressing well wishes for the upcoming new year. The decorations will also include the inverted Chinese character of "fortune", and gold coins that represents wealth and prosperity.

On the occasion of Chinese New Year, the decorations will be extended to Outram Park MRT station. The station platform will be seen decked out in a similar theme.

The LTA wants to work closely with the community to offer a more vibrant experience to the commuters in this new year. Last year, the authorities made similar efforts to celebrate the National Day and Christmas with special themed trains.

The authorities have urged the commuters to use the public transport, especially by MRT train, while travelling to China town in order to avoid heavy traffic congestion that are expected due to the festivities.