North East Line to add 34 more trips a week during peak hours from Jan 4

SBS Transit will be adding 34 more trips a week to the North East Line during peak hours to cater to growing demand.
SBS Transit will be adding 34 more trips a week to the North East Line during peak hours to cater to growing demand.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - From Monday (Jan 4), SBS Transit will be adding 34 more trips a week to the North East Line during peak hours to cater to growing demand.

During the weekday morning peak hours from 7.30am to 9.30am, 25 trains will be in service to improve capacity with 20 new trips added.

The addition of two new trains will improve the average waiting time with 60 per cent of train trips arriving at intervals of 2.5 minutes, said SBS Transit in a press release on Thursday (Dec 31).

Currently, they arrive at between 2.5 minutes and 3.2 minutes.

On weekday evenings, between 5.30pm and 7.30pm, 23 trains - which is also an increase of two trains - will be added to improve capacity.

Fourteen new trips will be added to the evening peak schedule and this will improve frequency. It is expected that 40 per cent of evening trips will arrive at intervals of 2.5 minutes.

Said SBS Transit: "We will continue to monitor travel demand on the North East Line and will add more trips when required."