No more early closure for MRT stations on East-West Line from Sept 1

A train moving towards Jurong East MRT station.
A train moving towards Jurong East MRT station. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Train stations on the East-West Line that have affected by rail renewal projects will no longer be closing earlier from next Thursday (Sept 1), SMRT said.

Early closure of the stations between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris, and between Joo Koon and Jurong East will be lifted then.

Early closure of the stations started in November last year, and has given SMRT project teams more time for sleeper replacement, third rail replacement and resignalling, SMRT said.

The revised timings for last trains on the East-West Line from Sept 1 are as follows:


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"SMRT has been making good progress on all its rail renewal projects," it said in a statement on Saturday.

 

Sleeper replacement is due for completion by the end of this year, third rail replacement is due for completion by 2017, and the resignalling project is to be completed by 2018, it said.

"We would like to thank commuters and residents for their patience and understanding in bearing with some inconveniences as we work hard to renew the ageing NSEWL network," SMRT Trains Managing Director, Mr Lee Ling Wee, said.

"As a result of the good progress made by our engineers over the past few months, we no longer require the planned last phase of early closure of stations."