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Sleeper replacement on North-South Line on track

01 Jul 2014

Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew wrote in a Facebook post about his visit to a sleeper replacement worksite on 1 July 2014. Read the full text below: 

Visited the sleeper replacement worksite between Bishan and Ang Mo Kio MRT stations early this morning. We’ve completed about one-third of sleeper replacement works along the North-South Line (NSL). The early closure of stations five nights a week has helped to speed up the works. We expect to finish the works along the NSL around the middle of next year. This would bring the speed of the train back to what it was before. In fact, from around the fourth quarter of this year, commuters will find the travel time for their journeys being shorter than what it is today.

A big thank you to all the people involved in this project. On any given night, over 600 people work concurrently at a few sites. The logistics of ensuring the works are properly coordinated and carried out smoothly within the limited non-train service hours is not easy. A word of thanks also to residents for their patience and for bearing with the noise from the works.

As improvements to the tracks, trains and signalling system are completed in phases over the next few years, commuters will enjoy shorter travel times with more frequent trains, and more reliable train service.