SBS Transit will be conducting maintenance works on the Sengkang and Punggol Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems on Sundays over the next five months. This is part of a continuation of maintenance works that have been undertaken on the guideways since December 2015.
Guideways are paths on which the Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) move and their maintenance is essential as they can become bumpy over time, due to wear-and-tear.
SBS Transit noted that works will begin on Sunday (23 April) and are expected to end on 10 September 2017.
On these affected Sundays, it said that one platform will be closed as the power supply to its guideways will need to be turned off for safety reasons.
“The works will involve hacking of concrete and cutting of metal bars while temporary sound barriers will be put up to reduce the noise generated,” it said.
SBS Transit stressed that the maintenance works will not affect LRT services, which will be available at all stations. However, the LRVs will operate only on one platform.
“The closed platform will open for service at 5.30pm on maintenance days,” it added.
SBS Transit also said that publicity posters will be put up at the LRT stations to keep commuters informed of the maintenance works that will be carried out.
Yesterday (12 April), Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Singapore Mass Rapid Transit announced that the trial of the new signalling system for the North-South Line (NSL) will be extended to a full day on Sundays from 16 April 2017.