02 Oct '11, 6am

SMRT urged to continue thorough checks on Circle Line

SINGAPORE: Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew has called on public transport operator SMRT to continue to conduct thorough checks on the Circle Line before it fully opens next Saturday. He said this on the sidelines of the Circle Line preview of its 12 new stations, on Sunday morning. Mr Lui made the call following a major disruption on 20 September that affected some 27,000 commuters. SMRT had said leaks and a damaged cable along a tunnel were the cause of the four-hour delay on the Circle Line. At Sunday's preview, commuters could enjoy free rides until 6pm. Mr Lui noted that residents -- especially those who live near the stations such as Holland Village and Farrer -- had put up with the construction work and said he believed their patience would pay off. He added travel patterns would change while some commuters would save on travel expenses. "People will use the Circ...

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