Train test centre may reduce need for shorter station hours

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced plans for the integrated train testing centre during a visit to SMRT's new operations control centre (left) at Kim Chuan depot yesterday.
SMRT's new operations control centre at Kim Chuan depot. Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced plans for the integrated train testing centre during a visit there yesterday.PHOTO: SMRT CORP

LTA can also speed up diagnosis and rectification of faults with new centre

Will early closures and late openings of MRT stations be eliminated when Singapore's first integrated train testing centre (ITTC) opens around late 2022?

The Land Transport Authority is hopeful that the centre would at least reduce the need for such shortened hours, which have been a regular inconvenience for commuters using the older lines.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 25, 2019, with the headline 'Train test centre may reduce need for shorter station hours'. Print Edition | Subscribe