SMRT tests new signalling system on entire network of North-South and East-West lines

The trial, which saw 50 trains running on the East-West Line (EWL) and another 45 on the North-South Line (NSL), was conducted from 1am to 6am.
The trial, which saw 50 trains running on the East-West Line (EWL) and another 45 on the North-South Line (NSL), was conducted from 1am to 6am.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - For about five hours early on Sunday morning (March 4), trains on both the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) ran fully on an upgraded signalling system in a large-scale trial involving more than 100 train drivers.

It was the first time the entire NSEWL network was controlled by the new communications-based train control signalling system. The system allows trains to run more frequently, thus increasing capacity and easing congestion.

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