More trains, trips to be added to North East Line during peak hours
SINGAPORE: Starting Monday (Jan 4), more trains and train trips will added to the North East Line during peak hours, the SBS Transit announced in a news release on Thursday (Dec 31).
On weekday morning peak hours from 7.30am to 9.30am, 25 trains will be in service to improve capacity, 2 more than previous 23.
With the addition of two new trains, the average waiting time will improve, with 60 per cent of train trips arriving at intervals of 2.5 minutes. They currently arrive at intervals of between 2.5 minutes and 3.2 minutes.
A total of 20 new trips have also been added during those hours.
On weekday evenings from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, 23 trains will be on the line, also an increase of two new trains. A total of 14 trips will be added to the evening peak schedule. It is expected that 40 per cent of evening trips will arrive at intervals of 2.5 minutes, said the train operator.
“We will continue to monitor travel demand on the North East Line and will add more trips when required,” said the SBS Transit.