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[News Article] Faster rides on East-West Line by year end
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Faster rides on East-West Line by year end
From: Straits Times
By: Adrian Lim
Date: 26/08/16

Commuters will have smoother and faster rides on the entire East-West Line (EWL) by year end, when a 1½-year-long project to upgrade rail sleepers is finally completed.

Worn timber sleepers - some as old as 28 years - which had meant a rougher ride for commuters are being replaced by concrete ones.

Temporary speed restrictions - to allow the new sleepers to settle on the ballast bed when freshly installed - will also be fully removed.

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No more early closure for MRT stations on East-West Line from Sept 1
From: Straits Times
By: Chew Hui Min
Date: 27/08/16

SINGAPORE - Train stations on the East-West Line that have affected by rail renewal projects will no longer be closing earlier from next Thursday (Sept 1), SMRT said.

Early closure of the stations between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris, and between Joo Koon and Jurong East will be lifted then.

Early closure of the stations started in November last year, and has given SMRT project teams more time for sleeper replacement, third rail replacement and resignalling, SMRT said.

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