Written Reply to Parliamentary Questions on Gap Fillers at Platforms of MRT Stations across All MRT Lines
06 Feb 2024In Parliament
Mr Ong Hua Han asked the Minister for Transport
a. whether LTA plans to implement gap fillers consistently across all MRT lines; and
b. if so, when does LTA target to accomplish this.
Reply by Minister for Transport Chee Hong Tat:
1. All trains on the North East Line, Downtown Line and Thomson-East Coast Line are fitted with gap fillers.
2. Installation of gap fillers on Circle Line trains is being carried out progressively, and will be completed by 2025. More than half of the North-South and East-West Line trains are progressively being decommissioned, and by 2026, will be replaced with 106 new trains which come with gap fillers. We are currently reviewing whether the remaining North-South and East-West Line trains could be retrofitted with gap fillers.