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LTA: The first batch of US-made trains also had cracks

LTA (Land Transport Authority) said that the entire first batch of US-made trains which arrived here in 1999 also had cracks due to "normal wear and tear", and 12 of them had been fixed here in Singapore. LTA had earlier confessed in its press release that 26 out of 35 China-made trains which has been delivered to the country had hairline cracks …

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LTA: Trains on North-South and East-West Lines safe for service

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has issued a press release on Wednesday evening to address some of the issues relating to the 26 North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) trains that had defects found on them, emphasizing that the trains on NSEWL are safe for service. It was earlier reported on Tuesday by FactWire, an investigative news agency that defective trains were secretly returned …

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Cause of mass train disruption identified, could have been prevented

SMRT Pte Ltd and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has identified the massive train disruption that occurred last month on 7 July to be caused by a water leak into weakened electrical systems. The disruption crippled both the North South Lines and the East West Lines during rush hour and left a quarter of a million people stranded. In a …

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Spare the rod and spoil the child – LTA and the recent MRT breakdown

It has been two weeks since the most severe MRT breakdown in Singapore’s rail history. A total of 55 stations in the North-South and East-West line were affected during peak period, leaving hundreds of thousands of commuters stranded and facing difficulties in getting home. Due to the fact that SMRT is a publicly listed company, it has received additional attention …

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SMRT advises commuters to make alternative travel plan on Wednesday morning

On Tuesday evening, 58 stations were put out of service due to power trips along the entire North-South and East-West Lines, affecting the trip back home for many commuters as the disruption took place during the evening rush hour. Free shuttle buses along with free bus services from both SMRT and SBS Transit were offered to commuters affected by the massive train …

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Sengkang LRT trains stuck on tracks due to power fault

By Failrail.sg On Friday, more than one train stuck due to power fault at Sengkang LRT West Loop (8 May). According to hear-say from local residents, passengers were detrained from the train which was stuck on the tracks. There was also a mention of stuck train at Layar platform. Train still stuck #sengkang #lrt pic.twitter.com/NDdfdP4xYO — dZus (@dzus77) May 8, …

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LTA: Summons should have been issued to illegally parked cars

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has concluded through its investigations that the cars parked illegally outside of Siglap South Community Center should have been issued with summons as the community centre did not apply for special parking approval from LTA. It has also taken necessary actions against its outsourced contractor on the matter. This is response to TOC's queries on an earlier article about …

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ERP rate increase for 3 gantries along AYE

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be revising the Electronic Road Pricing rates for three ERP gantries along Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) from 2 February onwards. All three gantries will now charge $1.00 for the period between 9.00 am to 9.30 am. Previously, the 3 gantries did not charge for this period. This review come after the completion of its quarterly …

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LTA: Higher fines, more CCTVs in 2015 to deter illegal parking

By Terry Xu The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is introducing new measures to deter and reduce illegal parking by imposing higher fines for repeat offenders who park illegally. LTA said in its media release that about half of all illegal parking traffic notices issued between 2011 and 2014 were committed by repeat offenders. To reduce the number of repeat offenders and …

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Why is the SSA standard lowered for transport operators?

By Dayan, Failrail.sg Interestingly, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) uses different measures of train service availability for the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) transportation system, even though both fall under the Rapid Transit Systems Act. Under the licensing agreement between the LTA and the train operators, SMRT Corporation and SBS Transit are required to comply with the Operating …

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