23 Nov '11, 2am

Sengkang-Punggol LRT may get 2-car trains to address overcrowding

Sengkang-Punggol LRT may get 2-car trains to address overcrowding

To address overcrowding on the Sengkang-Punggol LRT system, the Government is considering converting the current one-car system to a two-car one. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN By Maria Almenoar To address overcrowding on the Sengkang-Punggol LRT system, the Government is considering converting the current one-car system to a two-car one. This will allow more passengers to board the LRT, especially during the morning peak periods. Minister of State (Transport) Josephine Teo said this in response to a question from Dr Janil Puthucheary (Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC) on whether the Land Transport Authority was working with LRT operator, SBS Transit, to implement two-car trains on the Sengkang LRT system. Mrs Teo said two-car trains were being considered as part of a review of the long-term capacity needs of this system. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus....

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