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First new Circle and North East Line trains arrive

Published on Jul 23, 2014 3:52 PM
The first of 24 new Circle Line and 18 new North East Line trains have arrived in Singapore. -- PHOTO: LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY

SINGAPORE - The first new trains for the Circle Line and North East Line have reached Singapore.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Wednesday that the first of 24 new Circle Line trains arrived at Pasir Panjang port on June 29, while the first of 18 new North East Line trains was delivered on July 20.




The rest are on the way, to boost the fleet capacity by 60 per cent on the Circle Line and 70 per cent on the North East Line.

All new trains will undergo "extensive and rigorous testing" before they are gradually put into service from the middle of next year, said the LTA.

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