A six-month test for enhanced screening at selected MRT stations on all railway lines will begin on 12 November 2018, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced.
In a press release on Monday (November 5th), the LTA said some commuters might be forced to use a metal detector and transfer their possessions through X-ray scanners before entering the test section.
Note that projection equipment can be deployed to up to six MRT stations at any time. The information resulting from the test will allow the LTA to optimize and optimize the security control procedures and reduce the future impact on day-to-day railway undertakings.
"We will also collect information from mobile and public carriers to improve the effectiveness of future security and emergency drills," he added.
LTA Managing Director and Ngien Hoon Ping, Chairman of the NFP, said: "The public transport system is a basic infrastructure that serves millions of daily travelers every day. We must remain vigilant against people who may carry dangerous objects that can be triggered by the end of this year, public transport operators will progressively introduce the use of handheld metal detectors in their security controls at a bus and MRT stations.
"We will continue to strengthen our security measures and ensure that the transport system remains safe and secure for all displaced people," he added.
The LTA also noted that it is conducting emergency drills to test preparedness against security threats. The next Guard Guard Station, with SBS Transit, will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Hougang North East Line, from 10am. until 4 pm, which will be the third Exercise Exercise Guard.
The authority said that during the exercise, people traveling to Hougang Station would head to Exit A (near Hougang Bus) or Exit B (near the Hougang Mall) to undergo security checks before entering the station.
Passengers will have to go through a metal detector and pass their possessions through X-ray scanners, he said.
It is said that the Guard Exit Station is a regular exercise carried out with public transport operators according to the national SGSecure movement to enhance the resilience and security of the public transport network.
"Through these exercises, the LTA controls and validates public transport business security measures, contingency plans and operational readiness in the event of security threats to public transport hubs," he added.
Earlier on February 4, passengers moved through Newton Station's bag bags and screenings along the DownTown line (DTL) to the largest MRT emergency preparedness here today. The eight hour drill was held from 10 am until 6 pm, jointly conducted by the Terrestrial Transport Authority (LTA) and SBS Transit.