15th November morning, I was riding the MRT towards Joo Koon from Pioneer. I was at the front cab of the train that almost reached Joo Koon MRT. At exactly 8.20 am, there was a loud bang, and a violent shaking threw everyone onto the floor. The lights also suddenly went out. I almost thought we were about to fall over.
I refer to the article “At APEC, PM Lee calls for fair distribution of globalisation’s benefits” (Channel NewsAsia, Nov 11). It states that “It is important to ensure that the economic benefits of digitalisation and globalisation are “fairly distributed”, said Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday (Nov 11).
A video of the fight was later uploaded online and shows one of the men throwing his opponent onto the ground with a move resembling a judo throw. Both men then try to throw one another onto the ground, before one man managed to overpower his opponent and pin him down.
LTA should seriously reduce the number of heavy and commercial vehicles and also stop the growth of these vehicles until majority of them are due for de-registration! Stop making us car and bike owners suffer! We need a car or bike because its too time consuming to travel around Singapore!
"Sad" and "embarrassing" do not at all describe the situation accurately. The incident could have been tragic, with lives lost. We know that the trains run on rails that carry electricity. Water and electricity don't mix without causing a disaster.
The optimal train of 12 - 16 carriages can carry more than 1000 commuters from point A to point B for an average distance of 30km in less than 30 minutes. Whereas, a bus can only carry up to 80 people even if it's double decker. Do your math and you will know that buses are not feasible nor efficient to transport commuters from one part of the island to another.