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Updated: 04/11/2014 13:18 | By Channel NewsAsia

Ang Mo Kio-Admiralty MRT services to end by 12.30am from Apr 15

Ang Mo Kio-Admiralty MRT services to end by 12.30am from Apr 15

Ang Mo Kio-Admiralty MRT services to end by 12.30am from Apr 15

SINGAPORE: Rail operator SMRT on Friday reminded the public that its train services between Ang Mo Kio and Admiralty MRT stations (on the North-South Line) will end by 12.30am, which is 30 minutes earlier, from Sunday to Thursday nights from April 15 to end October (except on eve of public holidays).

The six stations affected are Ang Mo Kio, Yio Chu Kang, Khatib, Yishun, Sembawang and Admiralty.

In a media statement, SMRT said it seeks the support, patience and understanding of commuters.

The early closure will help enhance system reliability and offer smoother rides.

SMRT explains that 30 minute-closures on weekday nights will enable it to deploy machinery more efficiently to accelerate sleeper replacement works.

It will also contribute to quicker implementation of other key projects such as re-signalling and future third rail replacement.

SMRT has issued a service announcement via its corporate website and social channels on March 26, and will progressively distribute notification letters to residents staying around the affected stations.

Posters, brochures and flyers are also being displayed and distributed to raise awareness.

SMRT said since April 8, it has begun broadcasting Public Address (PA) announcements in stations and trains to remind passengers of the early closure.

To maximise the reach, SMRT will also be running a second round of print ads on April 15.

During the period from April 15 to end October, passengers are advised to consider other travel routes and modes of transport.

Passengers can refer to service information at the affected stations to find out nearby available buses, or visit the 'PublicTransport@SG' website developed by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) for resources to plan their journey.  - CNA/nd

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