Shorter waiting time for trains on MRT network

An MRT train travelling on the tracks along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8. The overall waiting time on the North-South and East-West MRT lines during the peak is now 2.3 minutes, down from 2.5 in January. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
An MRT train travelling on the tracks along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8. The overall waiting time on the North-South and East-West MRT lines during the peak is now 2.3 minutes, down from 2.5 in January. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The overall waiting time on the North-South and East-West MRT lines during the peak is now 2.3 minutes, down from 2.5 in January.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Tuesday that off-peak intervals have also shortened to five minutes, on the back of more train services injected into the network. Previously, waiting time outside the peak was up to seven minutes.

For the North-East Line, waiting time the evening peak is now 2.7 minutes, down from three minutes previously. For periods outside the morning and evening peak, the average waiting time for this line is now also five minutes - down from six in January.

"There will be further improvements in morning peak headways as new trains are delivered from 2015 to 2016," the LTA said.

Peak period waiting time on the Circle Line remains unchanged at 3.5 minutes, but off-peak interval is now no more then six minutes - down from seven before.

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