“Since 2012, a billion-dollar, multi-year programme has been in place to rip out and replace key assets – while keeping trains running for 20 hours a day and coping with increased ridership.
‘It’s like trying to renovate your house while you’re still living in it,’ Mr Lee Ling Wee, Managing Director of SMRT Trains, explains of what has been deemed one of the biggest modernisation projects on a ‘live’ MRT system anywhere in the world. “
This excerpt is from “SMRT: Progress on Track”, SMRT’s rail renewal story that was in The Straits Times on 3 Wednesday, 2016. From re-sleepering to re-signalling, the article covers the many different projects in the overall rail transformation journey and gives commuters a sense of when they will start to feel the benefits of the ongoing work. The article also includes an easy to read sidebar that summarises all four renewal projects.
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