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MRT reliability is at a high - now to keep it there

It's a milestone: Train-km between delays has breached the one million mark. But there's no room for complacency.

Singapore's MRT has come a long way since 2011, when two massive breakdowns highlighted shortfalls in maintenance and infrastructural upgrades.

Figures earlier this month showed the rail network well on track now in terms of reliability. A benchmark measurement of rail reliability - called mean kilometre between failure, or MKBF - crossed the one million train-km mark for the first nine months of this year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 28, 2019, with the headline 'MRT reliability is at a high - now to keep it there'. Print Edition | Subscribe