13 Nov '11, 5am

Passenger capacity to increase up to 50% #Singapore

As more trains are added to several lines over the next five years, the capacity across these lines is expected to increase by between 25 to 50 per cent to ease congestion. The ramped up supply is expected to ease congestion during peak hours, especially when the number of passengers have increased from the same period last year. The North-South, East-West and Circle lines, for instance, saw an average 1.79 million passenger a day in September, a rise from 1.66 million last year. On the North-East Line, daily ridership went up by 9.6 per cent to 434,000 in September as compared to the same period last year, reported The Sunday Times . To boost capacity along the North-South and East-West lines by about 25 per cent, public transport operator SMRT will receive a total of 35 new trains. Nine will be delivered by next month and the remainder will be delivered around 2014 to 20...

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