Tag Archives: North South Line

TRAIN STALLED AT NORTH-SOUTH LINE, 4 BREAKDOWNS IN 1 WEEK

There has been another delay in the MRT line, this time affecting the North-South line, delaying train services between Yishun to Bishan. The disruption occurred during lunch time today, and commuters were advised that their trips would take about 30 minutes longer. It was understood that a train had stalled due to loss of power, thus had to be towed back by another train. While the disruption had been cleared by 12:40 pm, it brings to questions again why trains are breaking down regularly one more time. On Thursday, a train had stalled at Tanah Merah, while last Tuesday saw two incidents, a signalling fault incident at the North-South line, and a train breaking down at the Bukit Panjang LRT line.

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

On Tuesday night, SMRT and LTA have announced that trains will be stopped for 10 minutes at 11pm, 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.

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SMRT TAKES FIRST DELIVERY OF 45 NEW CHINA-MADE TRAINS

Rail operator SMRT has taken delivery of the first of 45 new trains for the heavily used North-South and East-West lines. These trains will be first to carry SMRT's new orange, red and black livery. The trains were built in China through a joint venture between Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries and China's CSR Qingdao Sifang.

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