Commuters

MORE PEOPLE UNHAPPY WITH MRT SERVICES ACCORDING TO SURVEY DONE

In news that surprised no one, commuters' satisfaction with the MRT services fell sharply around the time the signalling test began during weekdays back in May.

The same study also revealed that commuters were far happier with bus and taxi services, and even the often broken down Bukit Panjang LRT line. This was a mighty embarrassment for the MRT system, and in particular Minister Khaw. He has kept on insisting that rail line reliability have been improving under his watch.

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SMRT TRAIN DELAYS PLAGUE MORNING RUSH HOUR AGAIN DUE TO POWER FAULT

Yet another day of train delays during the morning rush hour! Both the North-South and East-West lines are affected due to "intermittent power", with SMRT warning commuters of longer intervals in between stations. Some people were unhappy that SMRT posted about the delay only at 7.26am when it happened more than an hour earlier. As of a few minutes ago, SMRT updated that there was also a track fault at Commonwealth station and said its engineers are carrying out checks.

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FAIR TO PENALISE COMMUTERS WITH SURGE PRICING DURING PUBLIC BREAKDOWNS?

This evening, North-South Line had yet another major service disruption, trapping a large number of commuters in the trains and left many more waiting on platforms. Is it fair for commuters to be penalised for breakdown in the public transportation? And taxi companies, especially the company that operate the train lines, to rake in profit due to the service disruption?

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EXPECT MORE TRAIN DELAYS AS SIGNAL TESTINGS CONTINUES

LTA and SMRT are quickly putting in their excuses early, as commuters are left in the dark how much longer the signalling tests will continue, and how much longer they will have to suffer from train delays. Commuters are also puzzled as to why the trains are being tested during peak period, where any kinds of delays will affect thousands of people who just want to go home.

In a joint statement, the LTA and SMRT said that Two unrelated faults on the North-South Line on Thursday (June 1) and Friday (June 2) evening were uncovered during system-level performance checks for the new signalling system for the line. What this means is that they were both not expecting the delays to happen, which shows a lack of foresight. What they are trying to say is also to expect more of such delays, because the problems found were not easily solved.

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INCONSIDERATE UNCLE REFUSES TO GIVE UP SEAT TO STROKE PATIENT

I had like to share an incident to everyone that my mom had encountered on 27th August 2015 Thursday 1509hrs travelling on bus number 60 (SBS8831S) from Bedok Interchange to Bedok Reservoir Road. This uncle who is in his 60s who was very inconsiderate when my mom was asking him to move his packet of toilet roll for her to sit down. The Uncle insist NO and said that his items should not be on the ground.

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NSP: Bus operators enjoy the profits while costs passed to commuters under new BCM scheme.

The National Solidarity Party (NSP) has issued a statement in response to the new Bus Contracting Model (BCM) annouced by the Transport Minister on 21st May 2014 which seeks to nationalise assets but privatise operations. NSP states that the party had already proposed a route licensing scheme in 2011 as it highlighted that “it would be unrealistic to expect state-run organizations, usually large and cumbersome, to be able to respond speedily to rapid changes in demand, and that what is needed is more competition.”

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