LTA HAVING REDUNDANT MRT STATIONS NAMING EXERCISE FOR THE PUBLIC

Dear A.S.S. Editor

The LTA has invited members of the public to submit names for the three stations that will finally complete the Circle Line. The three new stations are expected to be completed by 2025, and will complete the loop of the Circle Line by connecting Harbourfront Station to the Marina Bay Station,

The Circle Line was officially opened in 2009, and that it is taking this long to actually finally complete the loop is a mark of how ‘perfect’ the planning for the Circle Line had been. In fact, by the time the Circle Line is completed, many other new lines would have been operational and running by then. The opening of naming the stations to the public is a common exercise that LTA undertakes for all of its newest MRT stations.

Among other criteria, the station names should help commuters identify where the station is located easily. So, why not just remove this act of giving the public a voice, by just naming the stations Keppel, Cantonment and Prince Edward stations. After all, that’s where these stations are to be located, and the public can identify the locations of the stations easily if they were so named. So LTA, stop wasting time by having a redundant naming exercise.

Eddie Chng

A.S.S. Contributor

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