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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

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.


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.