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MRT upgrades get a boost

Even as efforts are made to ramp up the reliability of older MRT lines, the authorities are also finding new ways to improve commuter experience on newer networks.

On Monday, the Land Transport Authority launched a pilot information system for the Downtown Line (DTL), which will tell commuters which cabins of an oncoming train are crowded or empty. If the trial is successful, this system may be extended to other MRT lines.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 17, 2018, with the headline 'MRT upgrades get a boost'. Print Edition | Subscribe