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Updated: 12/23/2013 20:42 | By Channel NewsAsia

Nearly 14,500 travel on DTL1 on first weekday of operations

Nearly 14,500 travel on DTL1 on first weekday of operations


Nearly 14,500 travel on DTL1 on first weekday of operations

SINGAPORE: Nearly 14,500 commuters travelled on the Downtown Line 1 (DTL1) between 6am and 3pm on Monday, its first weekday of operations.

The number was taken from five stations and it excludes passengers boarding from the Promenade Station which shares its faregates with the Circle Line.

The number of commuters was some 60 per cent higher than on Sunday when it was first opened.

Commuters said the ride on the trains has been smooth so far, with some being able to save some travelling time.

One said: " I think (I) probably saved about 5 to 10 minutes, including waiting time."   - CNA/nd

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