SMRT, IF NEED BE, FORGO PROFITS TO RIGHT THE SYSTEM

SMRT should have the courage to face its problems squarely and rectify them before any fatal accident happens. (“SMRT taken to task over spate of disruptions”; Jan 24)

It should employ experienced engineers to review and come up with the necessary rectifications. Ex-staff — some may be retired — with knowledge of the operations and system design could be tapped.

If need be, SMRT’s management should forgo profits in the next few quarters to right the system. A system in good working order, so that SMRT can generate revenue, is in shareholders’ interest.

I am retired and use public transport, but I fear now that a train may break down in a tunnel and I would have to walk in the dark to the nearest station.

I worked all my life on ships and marine diesel engines, so I know a little about maintenance, systems and adherence to specifications. It is a horrible thought that the billions of dollars spent may have produced an ineffective transport system.

HO WYE MING

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