Extend Downtown Line as a backup

The interior of the Downtown Line trains, which are fully automatic and driverless.
The interior of the Downtown Line trains, which are fully automatic and driverless.ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

I am thankful to all the SMRT engineers and staff for normalising services quickly after the North-South and East-West lines broke down.

In the light of this, I suggest that the Land Transport Authority and SMRT add one more station to the Downtown Line, between Bukit Panjang station and the train depot opposite Yew Tee heavy vehicle park.

This station would serve commuters living in Choa Chu Kang, Yew Tee and Sungei Kadut, allowing them to walk home from this station with ease.

It would also make the Downtown Line an alternative to the main lines for these commuters.

Jayasri Priyalal

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 23, 2015, with the headline 'Extend Downtown Line as a backup'. Print Edition | Subscribe