Sengkang, Punggol LRT to undergo maintenance work every Sunday for five months

Commuters at Punggol LRT station.
Commuters at Punggol LRT station.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The Sengkang and Punggol LRT systems will undergo maintenance works on Sundays over the next five months, operator SBS Transit said on Wednesday (April 12).

The works, which will start on April 23 and are expected to end on Sept 10, are part of the continuation of maintenance work on the guideways since December 2015.

Guideways are the paths on which the trains - called Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) - move.

"Their maintenance is essential as they can become bumpy over time, due to wear-and-tear," SBS Transit added in its statement.

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On the affected Sundays, one platform will be closed as power supply to its guideway will be turned off for safety reasons.

The works will involve hacking of concrete and cutting of metals bars. Temporary sound barriers will be put up to reduce the noise generated.

SBS Transit said these will not affect LRT services, which will be available at all stations.

Trains, however, will operate only on one platform. The closed platform will open for service at 5.30pm on maintenance days.

SBS Transit added that posters will be put up at LRT stations to inform commuters of the works.