13 Nov '11, 3pm

Article says that signaling system will take 7 years to complete. Seems an awfully long time for improvement of 20s.

Article says that signaling system will take 7 years to complete. Seems an awfully long time for improvement of 20s.

Train commuters will have little choice but to put up with trains getting more crowded in the next three years. This is because projects to alleviate the overcrowding will take years to implement. Relief will come when three projects undertaken by SMRT come to fruition: 1. Upgrading of the current signalling system, which was installed in 1987. In the current system, trains have to be at least two minutes apart. The new system will allow trains to be closer, at 100 seconds apart. The system upgrading however, is expected to be completed only in 2018. 2. Adding new trains to the system. Nine new trains are expected to arrive next month while the next batch, 13 more, will arrive around 2014 to 2015. 3. New lines and extensions to the system. A new line or extension will be opening every year over the next six years. Meanwhile, SMRT is considering to extend peak period hours ...

Full article: http://news.insing.com/tabloid/trains-to-get-more-crowded...

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