Here's my ticket for the trip. It costs me RM3 (about $1.30) only to get from JB to Tanjung Pagar, more than 20km away.
Here's my train, just arrived at JB station. I was the first to clear immigration, and I got to the platform just in time to get this shot.
The shuttle has only 2 coaches attached to the rake. But this is fine since most of the passengers use this service to ravel short distances only.
Since you've seen the interiors of the various coaches already, here's how it feels like to sit in one.
This is Bukit Panjang crossing, just beside Ten Mile Junction.
You won't see this jam come 1 July next year.
This is Gombak crossing, a manual gate crossing where the gate master has to go out on the road to stop vehicles before pulling the gates together to close the road to traffic.
We stop at the loop line of Bukit Timah Railway Station for about 20 minutes for crossing with 12up Ekspres Sinaran Selatan. Here, you see the station master catching the token to clear the line between Bukit Timah and Woodlands.
Also, as you may have remembered, I have blogged about the Denyo PGCs before which looks like those generators you can find at pasar malams. The shuttle uses the Denyo PGCs in order to minimise costs and save diesel. But partly also because they ran out of proper PGCs.
12up passing through the main line.
Here's a shot of passing by Tanglin Halt. Although the halt has been disused for a very long time now, the area around it has been called Tanglin Halt ever since, even up till today. If they ever restored the halt for commuter services, it would serve as a mega interchange for Buona Vista with the East West and Circle Lines.
With the new shuttles, it brings greater convenience to travellers as there would be a departure every 1 to 2 hours during peak times. I hope that they won't be removed again, like what happened to the old shuttles (but with horrible departure times) last year.