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LTA to study use of express trains on Cross Island Line

Published on Mar 7, 2014 8:18 AM
 
Taking an MRT train that stops at just a few stations and skips the rest so that travelling time is reduced could become an option for commuters here in future. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN 

Taking an MRT train that stops at just a few stations and skips the rest so that travelling time is reduced could become an option for commuters here in future.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will study running both normal and express trains on the Cross Island Line, which will be ready in 2030.

It is calling for an engineering feasibility study for the proposed 50km line, which will run from Jurong industrial estate to Changi.

LTA expects the consultant to propose alignments that would let the line operate with both normal and express trains, a common feature of metro systems in cities such as Tokyo and New York.

 
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