SMRT increases train frequency on opening day of Circle Line


Commuters hoping to try out the 11 new Circle Line stations can expect more frequent trains on its opening day this Saturday.

More train trips will be added and the waiting interval shortened for trains travelling between Dhoby Ghaut and Bartley stations, in anticipation of an increase in crowds. 

From noon to 7 PM, commuters can enjoy a shorter waiting time of five minutes. 

From 9.30 PM till the end of the train service, waiting times will be further shortened to 3.5 minutes. 

The waiting interval is normally about seven minutes. 

SMRT is also adjusting train timings so that commuters from the last Circle Line train can connect to the last trains along the North-South and East-West lines. 

It's Deputy Director for Station Operations, Chia Chun Wah, says a high ridership is expected on the first day of operations from people who are keen to try out the new train service. 

There will also be many concert goers heading to the S.H.E. and Mayday concerts held near Stadium MRT station. 

SMRT adds that other crowd control measures will also be in place. 

Concert goers heading home on the Circle Line are advised to use a stored-value card or purchase a single trip ticket in advance on the same day, to avoid queuing for tickets.