22 Dec '11, 8am

Trains on track to resume normal service: SMRT #Singapore

(SMRT) says that a train fault on its North-South Line on Thursday morning that caused service delays was an isolated one and will not impact its progress toward getting service back to normal frequencies and speeds. An SMRT spokesperson told Yahoo! Singapore that a signalling fault occurred near Marina Bay station at 7:50am on Thursday, but this was unrelated to the two breakdowns last week that were caused by problems on its tracks. “Signalling faults can happen at any time, and have happened on occasion before,” she explained, adding that the train’s signalling system is separate from the functionality of its third rail, which supplies electricity to its trains. Turning to SMRT’s timeline for returning its trains on the North-South and East-West lines to pre-breakdown speeds, the SMRT spokesperson told Yahoo! Singapore that, as of now, the operator cannot put a date to ...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/trains-on-track-to-resume-normal...

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