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Hairline cracks in China-made trains due to manufacturing process: LTA

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The hairline cracks in the 26 MRT trains being sent back to China for repairs were due to a problem during the manufacturing process, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in a statement on Wednesday (July 6).

[SINGAPORE] The hairline cracks in the 26 MRT trains being sent back to China for repairs were due to a problem during the manufacturing process, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in a statement on Wednesday (July 6).

Laboratory tests after the cracks were found in July 2013 showed that they were caused by a localised impurity in the aluminium car-body material that occurred during the manufacturing process.

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