Home Briefs: Electricity tariff cut to 19.5 cents per kwh

Electricity tariff cut to 19.5 cents per kwh

Households will pay less for electricity in the first three months of this year, with tariffs going down by 4.2 per cent.

The electricity tariff will be revised from 20.35 to 19.5 cents per kilowatt hour from Jan 1 to March 31.

The revision is due to the lower cost of natural gas, said Singapore Power yesterday .

For a family living in a four- room Housing Board flat, this would work out to a savings of $3.55 a month on average.

More peak-hour train trips on NEL

From Monday, SBS Transit will add 34 more trips a week to the North East Line during peak hours to shorten waits.

From 7am to 10am on weekdays, two new trains will be added so that 60 per cent of train trips arrive at intervals of less than 2.5 minutes, down from 2.5 to 3.2 minutes.

From 5.30pm to 8.30pm on weekday evenings, two trains will be added so that 40 per cent of trips arrive at intervals of less than 2.5 minutes.

Door, signalling faults cause delays on DTL

There were two delays to train services on the Downtown Line (DTL) yesterday morning.

SBS Transit spokesman Tammy Tan said one delay was due to a door fault when a train at the Botanic Gardens station was unable to close its doors automatically. This caused a delay of 15 minutes at 6.45am.

A signalling fault on another train caused service to slow down at about 7.35am. This resulted in additional travelling time of about 15 minutes before normal service resumed at about 8am.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 01, 2016, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe