SMRT Trains apologises for East-West Line delay during morning peak hour

30/5/2022 5:19:00 PM

SMRT Trains apologises for East-West Line delay during morning peak hour

Copy to clipboard https://str.Khaw: Bukit Panjang LRT built as an 'afterthought' The new trains are part of a $344 million overhaul of the 14-station LRT, which has consistently been the least reliable rail line here since it started operating.Copy to clipboard https://str.LinkedIn BANGKOK: The number of methamphetamine tablets seized in East and Southeast Asia exceeded a billion last year for the first time, highlighting the scale of illegal drug production and trafficking in the region and the challenges of fighting it, the UN said Monday (May 30).

sg/w2DP SINGAPORE - SMRT Trains has apologised following a service disruption along the East-West Line during peak hour on Monday (May 30) morning.Responding to queries from The Straits Times, SMRT Trains president Lam Sheau Kai said a signalling fault occurred at about 7.Despite the pandemic, LTA said the overhaul is on schedule to be completed by 2024 - the original target when the overhaul contract involving replacing the line's signalling and power systems, among other things, was awarded in 2018.35am.The Land Transport Authority (LTA) was unable to say how long testing will take, but industry sources said the local testing of trains typically takes"three to six months if the regulator and operator conduct the tests together".This affected east-bound trains between Paya Lebar and Tanah Merah stations, and between Lakeside and Buona Vista stations.They will run alongside 13 existing trains which were put into service in 2015."We are sorry to have affected commuters' peak-hour journeys," added Mr Lam.The increased production makes the drug cheaper and more accessible, creating greater risk to people and their communities, the report said.

He said services were still available but the trains moved at a slower speed in these areas as a precautionary measure."Two of these retrofitted trains arrived in April 2021," an LTA spokesman said, adding that they are also undergoing testing here.The new trains are from French transport giant Alstom but manufactured in China.Commuters on trains and at stations were informed of the additional 10 minutes in travelling time along the affected sectors, with extra staff deployed to help manage the crowd.Normal train services resumed from 9." The spokesman revealed that the remaining 11 seven-year-old trains will be refurbished in Singapore by Alstom"when the first two retrofitted prototypes have passed testing".10am.In May alone, commuters faced two major disruptions on the line, with 48 passengers stranded on a stalled train last Tuesday (May 24) having to disembark and walk on the elevated tracks to the nearest station.The delay on Monday comes after a track point fault added 20 minutes in travelling time for commuters on the same line between Commonwealth and Redhill stations last Saturday (May 28).Some had resulted in serious incidents such as a collision, fire, a train skipping stations and not responding to the emergency stop button, a train wheel falling off, and staff fatality.The political landscape also has helped traffickers.

SMRT tweeted at 6.23am that the trains travelling in both directions between the stations were affected.Get The New Paper on your phone with the free TNP app.They will run alongside 13 existing trains which were put into service in 2015.It tweeted at 10.21am that normal services had resumed.More On This Topic."We are focused on ensuring the reliability and safety of the vehicles before putting them into passenger service.One of Asia's biggest-ever drug busts was made in Laos last October, with police there seizing more than 55.

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Covid times, no fault. Now 90% back to post covid capacity, fault one after one, what does this mean? So if it’s always the “trains fault” or “signal fault” or “power fault”, why are the top management are paid for Aren’t they supposed to mitigate these problems? Again?!! Management what are u guys doing?

Fix the thing. Seriously please send the guys to Japan to learn something! always during peak hours.

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