21 Dec '11, 11am

LTA, SMRT to consider raising speed limit of trains

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SMRT will consider raising the speed limit along the city stretch of the North-South Line from the current 40km/h to 60km/h. This, however, will depend on train trial runs SMRT will be conducting on the floating slab tracks at different speeds over the next few days, said the LTA this evening. LTA and SMRT are also looking at enhancements to the design of the third rail assembly in addition to the rectification and reinstatement of the dislodged claws that secure the third rail to the support structure. "SMRT is in the process of engaging Professional Engineers to help advise, and replace the cable ties with a more permanent securing system," said LTA. As "an added precautionary measure", the claws are currently secured with cable ties. SMRT has been carrying out daily inspections of tracks, including the third rail assembly which car...

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