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REPORTS ON TUAS MRT EXTENSION ALL POSITIVE, SO EXPECT DELAYS SOON

Today is the first day of the official running of the Tuas MRT extension line on a weekday morning. And based on news reports, the running of the line was smooth, with no breakdowns. The extension, which opened on Sunday, got it's first weekday test today, and so far, it's all positive. But, as per other train breakdowns previously, they were always preceded by news reports of how well the trains have been run, and how the breakdowns have stopped. Once they report something good, then some sort of train breakdowns or delays will happen. So, lets hope this reports trumpeting the success of the Tuas extension will not lead to bad karma. The 100,000 or so commuters expected to use the four new stations on the line have waited long enough for this.

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TUAS EXTENSION MRT LINE OPEN, BUT NOT ALL TRAINS WILL HEAD THERE

SMRT announced in a media statement that the 4 new stations on the East West Line's Tuas Extension will start operations from June 18 onward. The four stations, namely Tuas Link, Tuas West Road, Tuas Crescent and Gul Circle, will however, only operate at an interval of four to five minutes during peak hours, and every eight to ten minutes during non-peak hours. This means that not every train that stops at Joo Koon station will continue on to Tuas. Instead, it will be every alternate trains that will proceed on. LTA and SMRT will monitor the demand and ridership along the new extension and increase train service frequency accordingly. No explanation given as to why the authorities decided not all trains will continue on to Tuas.

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