The North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) are the most heavily utilised rail lines in the MRT network, having served commuters for over three decades now.
To improve and bolster reliability for current and future demands, LTA has embarked on the renewal of six core systems on the NSEWL. This includes replacements of sleepers and third rail in 2016 and 2017 respectively, and the switch to the new signalling system in 2018.
As part of the renewal, LTA will be introducing a new fleet of 66 trains to replace the first-generation trains, and these trains will feature a range of technologies for preventive maintenance and detecting faults proactively to increase reliability. These trains from Alstom SA (formerly known as Bombardier Transportation) will progressively enter service in batches from 2022.
Benefits of renewing the 6 Core Systems