Friday, September 27, 2013

SMRT Sleeper replacement

SMRT, the operator of multi-billion Mass Rapid Transit Line in Singapore will be doing the replacement of sleepers on the North-South and East-West Line.

This project is part of their system upgrade plan to improve its train network.

When completed in December 2019, passengers will experience a smoother journey on the MRT.

For guide on the Sleeper replacement project, click here.

Resignalling of the North-South East-West Lines

SMRT will be replacing the signalling system on the North-South East-West (NSEW) Lines to help reduce waiting time for commuters.

The $195 million project, which will be completed in phases from 2016, will make it possible for trains to run at an improved frequency of 100 seconds, down from 120 seconds.

[KVMRT: It will show improvement of between 2 minutes waiting time to only 1.5 minutes when the new signalling comes into work.]

The project covers more than 100km of track and involves designing a new signalling system; manufacturing and installing the equipment; and testing and commissioning the system at all tracks, stations, trains, depots as well as the Operations Control Centre.