On Friday, SMRT announced that MRT stations between Bugis and Tanah Merah along the East-West Line will close 30 minutes early from 15 November 2015 till the end of the year. This is to give engineering staff more time to conduct sleeper replacement works. This early closure is expected to yield a 25% increase in sleeper replacement every night.
SMRT advise those who take the train after 11.15pm on the EWL to make alternative transport arrangements to get to their destination.
New sleepers are expected to give commuters a smoother and safer journey and SMRT is on track to complete sleeper replacement works by early 2017.