17 Dec '11, 8am

NS-EW MRT lines to run later on Sunday

NS-EW MRT lines to run later on Sunday

SINGAPORE: MRT service on Sunday for the North-South and East-West lines will start later - at 10am instead of 5.30am - after checks have been completed on all trains and tracks. Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew told a media conference on Saturday afternoon that the checks may not be completed in time for normal service to begin at 5.30am. SMRT will run free parallel bus services from 5.30am to 10am. Services for the Circle Line and North-East Line will not be affected. Mr Lui also said it's not necessary to conduct "thorough health checks" on the Circle Line and North East Line. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will comb through the North South and East West lines for "visual anomalies", after a seven-hour breakdown on Saturday, which is its third this week. The disruption from 7.09am to 1.48pm happened after a third rail cover dislodged between Novena and Newton station...

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