Bishan Depot

Bishan Depot is a depot located on the Mass Rapid Transit in Bishan, Singapore.

Bishan comprises a storage yard with a capacity of 36 trains and has an area of 300,000 m². The depot also houses a central maintenance with train overhaul facilities for trains on the North South Line and East West Line. It is also a school for newly recruited staff to train them in their assigned job. It is where the faregate operation department is located. The rolling stock workshop and Tracks 10-12 are the locations where the refurbishment of the Kawasaki C151 trains takes place.

The depot was completed in 1987 by American architect Vikas M. Gore and the 12,000 square metres maintenance area at cost of S$300 million.

SMRT Cram Jam!

On the 11 February 2007, SMRT Organized the SMRT Cram Jam! cum Learning Journey and Charity Bazaar to raise funds for the SMRT Sliver Tribute Fund. The Cram Jam took place in the morning to break into the Singapore Book Of Records by cramming people inside a standard Kawasaki C151 Car (Car used: 2027), a Mercedes 0405G Hispano Habit Bus (Bus Registered TIB1202K) and a Ssangyong Rodius/Stavic MPV Cab. The Singapore Police Force crammed 550 officers inside the train car, 235 staff from SMRT crammed inside the bus and an amazing 44 Girl Guides Singapore Cadets crammed themselves into the cab. Games and Carnival Food were organized and a 90-minute tour around the Bishan Depot. [" [http://www.smrt.com.sg/news/2007/SMRT%20Cram%20Jam%20results.pdf Record-setting feats at SMRT Cram Jam!] ", SMRT, 2007-02-11]

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