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SMRT hastening NSEWL power network upgrade

Operator narrows down likely cause of massive July 7 breakdown to insulation of third rail

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IMPROVED DESIGN: SMRT announced yesterday that it would work with the Land Transport Authority to segment, where possible, the network of cables that supply power to the North-South and East-West Lines.

Singapore

SMRT is speeding up its efforts to improve the robustness of the network of power cables, switches and substations that provide traction power to trains on the North-South East-West Lines (NSEWL), in the light of the July 7 power fault that disrupted Singapore's MRT services.

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