08 Jun '11, 3pm

More rides ahead for commuters

SINGAPORE: Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew has said adding significant capacity to the transport system will be very high on his to-do list. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday at the start of tunnelling works for the Downtown Line 2, Mr Lui said he intends to focus on improving the bus system first as increasing capacity for trains has a longer gestation period. He added that the government would also be working more closely with transport operators to address bottlenecks in the transportation network and inject capacity in a more timely manner. Tunnelling works for Downtown Line 2 (DTL2), which runs along the Bukit Timah corridor towards the city, have officially begun. It will take about 18 months for 19 tunnel boring machines to complete the 16.6-kilometre stretch of DTL2 that will have 12 stations and one depot. Since taking on the transport minister portfolio less tha...

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