21 Dec '11, 11am

MRT trains may travel at faster speed of 60kmh

MRT trains may travel at faster speed of 60kmh

SINGAPORE: MRT trains may be able to travel faster - at 60 kilometres per hour - depending on the results of trial runs of trains on the floating slab tracks at different speeds over the next few days. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SMRT will consider raising the speed restriction. For the time being, trains cannot go faster at certain stretches, mainly in the city tunnels where floating slab tracks are installed, as a safety precaution after two major disruptions in service last week on the North-South Line. In an update on Wednesday evening, the LTA said trains on the North-South and East-West lines have been running smoothly since overall service resumed at noon on 18 December. SMRT has been inspecting the tracks daily, including the third rail assembly which carries power supply to the trains. It said no further visible impairments have been found. SMRT has als...

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