Rail reliability slips in second quarter, East-West line worst performer: LTA

A train moving towards Jurong East MRT station. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singapore's MRT reliability has slipped slightly, with one disruption recorded for every 158,000km clocked in the first six months, down from 159,000km in the three.

Major disruptions on the rail network - or those lasting 30 minutes or more - remained high. According to figures just released by the Land Transport Authority, there were 10 on the MRT system and eight on the LRT lines in the first half of the year.

In the first quarter, there were four recorded on each of the two networks. And for the whole of last year, there were 15 in each network.

Of the lot, the East-West MRT line was the worst performer. It chalked up four major breakdowns in the first six months - already exceeding the total of three it had for the whole of 2015.

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