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Changes signal a smoother ride

Testing for the East-West Line's (EWL) new signalling system went into full gear at the start of this week - a milestone in the effort to upgrade the 30-year-old MRT line.

While previous trials took place only on Sundays to minimise possible inconvenience to commuters, the new communications-based train control (CBTC) system is now being put through its paces daily.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 02, 2018, with the headline 'Changes signal a smoother ride'. Print Edition | Subscribe