LTA TO TEST NEW SIGNAL SYSTEM, TRAINS TO STOP MOVING FOR 10 MINUTES

Dear A.S.S. Editor

SMRT and LTA have announced that trains will be stopped for 10 minutes at 11pm on Tuesday night, for the new signalling system to be tested. About 30 trains will be in operation at this time, and all 30 trains will be stopped on tracks for the tests. These tests are done on the North South Line (NSL). Once the signalling mode has taken over, the train service will resume, said LTA and SMRT again.

Strange. First, they said for 10 minutes, then the train service will resume once testing passed and the new signalling system goes into effect. Which is which? Never mind that, let’s just hope the maximum time the trains will be stopped on the tracks is 10 minutes, and not 10 hours.

If the train service breakdowns because of this testing, then LTA and SMRT clearly still have a long way to go to improve train reliability. Time for the MRT to renew itself, after being unopposed for nearly 30 years. About time that money generated form Profits gained from LTA and SMRT start to be reinvested again.

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