18 Dec '11, 12am

#SMRT breakdown: Checks are carried out regularly, but a 'thorough health check' is needed, LTA says

#SMRT breakdown: Checks are carried out regularly, but a 'thorough health check' is needed, LTA says

Mr Lui (centre) chairing the briefing on the train disruption yesterday. With him were (from left) Mr Yeo, Mr Lim Bok Ngam, deputy chief executive, Infrastructure and Development, Mr Michael Lim, chairman, and Mr Chua, all from LTA. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN By Maria Almenoar, Transport Correspondent The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Saturday that there is no reason to believe that train operator SMRT has not been conducting proper checks and maintenance of its rail system. Both the third rail of the track that supplies power and the trains' collector shoes are subject to regular maintenance, it explained in a press conference on Saturday. On Thursday, five trains had their shoes wrecked and a 40m section of the rail between City Hall and Dhoby Ghaut stations was damaged. On Saturday, initial investigations uncovered the same problem. Two sections - some 12m to 15m...

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