22 Nov '11, 1am

Josephine Teo: Not enough trains to run at 2-min intervals during peak: Didn't buy enuff trains is whose fault leh?

SINGAPORE - There are simply not enough MRT trains to run at two-minute intervals throughout the morning and evening peak periods. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Minister of State (Transport) Josephine Teo said that, given the existing fleet, trains are only able to operate at a two-minute interval for 45 minutes during morning peak hours - between 7am and 9.30am - along the Yishun to Marina Bay stretch of the North South Line. Intervals at other parts of the network are still slightly longer than two minutes during the morning peak hours. Mrs Teo was responding to a question from Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Gerald Giam on "whether there are any constraints that prevent MRT trains from running at two-minute intervals throughout the periods of 7am to 9.30am and 5pm to 8pm on weekdays". Mrs Teo noted that the interval is affected by the number of trains and the ...

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