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Shorter waiting times for MRT trains

How long do you have to wait for a train to arrive? The short answer is: a little less.

More trains have been deployed this year and the number of train trips has been increased, stated a joint news release by SBS Transit and the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

Commuters can now expect shorter waiting times for trains, especially during off-peak periods, it stated.

So, who has the longest wait? Those using the Circle Line, though things are expected to improve when new trains are brought in next year and in 2016. 

 

North-South and East-West Lines

Average interval during peak periods
Previously: 2.5 minutes
Now: 2.3 minutes (12 seconds less)

Average interval during off-peak periods​
Now: Between 4 and 5 minutes 
(Except when trains have to be withdrawn due to maintenance activities)

Changes: About 400 weekly train trips (5 per cent) have been improved on

 

North East Line

Average interval during evening peak period
Previously: 3 minutes
Now: 2.7 minutes (18 seconds less)

Average interval during off-peak periods​
Now: Not more than 5 minutes 
(Except when trains have to be withdrawn due to maintenance activities​)

Changes: About 400 weekly train trips (14 per cent) added since January 2014​

 

Circle Line

Average interval during evening peak period
Previously: 3.5 minutes​
Now: 3.5 minutes​ (no change)

Average interval during off-peak periods​
Now: Between 5 and 6 minutes 
(Except when trains have to be withdrawn due to maintenance activities​)

Changes: Over 390 weekly trips (8.4 per cent) added since January 2014

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