going on circle
While I may like trains, but I didn't purposely go and ride on the new Circle Line on its first day of operation. I just happened to want to get home from Little India. Just nice, took the North East Line, transferred to Circle Line at Serangoon, back to North South Line at Bishan.
The transfer at Serangoon was fine, the distance seemed to be shorter than the transfer at Dhoby Ghaut. However it got a little confusing at Bishan. There seemed to be too many exits, and the North bound train and South bound train don't share the same platform like what it used to be. Even for the same direction, they have separate exits for staircase and escalator. You can't see the escalator until you are on it.
The Circle Line uses 3-cars Alstom Metropolis C830, so I actually find the platform a bit cute and short, only 12 doors, compared to 6-cars 24 doors on the old lines. Oh I really like the high ceiling of the platform, gives you that European train stations feel that I saw on pictures.
I thought I'm going to use the trains more from now on, when I found myself not able to squeeze onto the North-bound train at Bishan.