28 Jul '11, 9am

LTA to purchase 13 train cars to ease overcrowding #Singapore

LTA to purchase 13 train cars to ease overcrowding #Singapore

The LTA will work with SMRT to purchase more trains for the Bukit Panjang LRT. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Thursday that it is working with train operator SMRT to purchase an additional 13 train cars for the Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit (LRT) system In a statement, the LTA said the trains, which would be put into service from 2014 onwards, would boost capacity of BPLRT by 50 percent and reduce "headways ", the distance or time between consecutive trains on the same route Headways between Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Panjang will be cut down to 2.2 minutes from 2.5 minutes, while the headways for the loop between Petir and Senja stations will be reduced to 4.4 minutes from 5 minutes in both directions. LTA's decision to add more train cars comes after it took into account the increase in population in Bukit Panjang over the past few years. It added that the LR...

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