18 Dec '11, 9am

(CNA|sg) NS-EW trains to run slower; dislodged "claws" found in tunnels

SINGAPORE: Trains for the North-South and East-West Lines will be running slower, as the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has asked SMRT to apply a temporary speed restriction of 40 kilometres per hour in certain areas. At a media conference on Sunday afternoon, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said this will add five minutes to an end-to-end journey, which normally takes 60 minutes. Mr Lui said: "Out of the fleet of 120 over trains, 13 will have to be withdrawn from service. And, we will need to make sure that we replace collector shoes and do those repairs and rectifications. "So obviously this will have some impact on the headway timings for trains during the peak hours. Whereas the shoulders of the peak and off-peak hours, we'll be running the trains as normal." Fewer trains will also be in service, as some have been damaged. This means that fewer trains will be in servic...

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