12 Jan '17, 10am

TRAIN DELAYS: How Singapore's 5 rail lines fared

TRAIN DELAYS: How Singapore's 5 rail lines fared

SINGAPORE: Overall rail reliability improved last year compared to 2015, but the number of serious delays also rose, according to statistics released by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) released on Thursday (Jan 12). In 2016, trains travelled an average 174,000 train-kilometres between delays of more than 5 minutes, up 30 per cent from 133,000 train-km in 2015. However, the performance still fell short of the Government’s 2016 target of travelling an average 200,000 train-km between delays. The number of delays lasting more than 30 minutes has also gone up over the last four years. According to LTA, there were 16 such disruptions in 2016, up from 15 in 2015, 10 in 2014 and seven in 2013. Five of those serious delays last year happened on the East-West Line, while four were on the North-South Line. (Infographic: Rafael Estrada Calvar; source: LTA) It was a similar situati...

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