Delays

NEWLY INSTALLED SIGNAL SYSTEM CAUSE MRT CHAOS? HOW CAN?

To make things worse, SMRT and LTA announced that similar disruptions may persist for a few more months. These are newly installed signalling system. And the Tuas West Extension had only been operating for one week. And teething problems are already a part of the system?

Can SMRT and LTA explain why something new can be spoilt so soon? Work quality not good enough? Or some higher ups wanted the new train lines up and running by certain date, so ready or not, they had to launch?

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EXPECT MORE DELAYS ON THE MRT, AS WHOLE DAY TESTING ARE UNDERWAY

Unfortunately, even after years of testing, they still have not satisfactorily solve these issues. And to make things worse, even the newer train stations that should not suffer from wear and tear, are facing some sort of problems. In view of this, the SMRT have also recently announced that they were doing system checks on their North-South and East-West lines, which are the oldest MRT lines in Singapore. SMRT have also announced that carrying out the checks during the June holidays is the best to maximise their ability to aggressively run tests.

Now the latest news coming out from SMRT is that all-day performance checks of the new signalling system on the North-South Line are necessary to "work out teething issues". What this means is that SMRT is telling us be prepared to face delays from trains at any time of the day. They don't know when it will happen, but it will happen. Much like that other tagline, "Not if, but when". Same with the MRT system, not if disruptions will occur, but when. So be prepared.

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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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SMRT GIVE EXCUSES EARLY ALREADY, EXPECT GLITCHES NEXT WEEK ONWARDS

SMRT already prepping commuters for expected delays on the MRT North South Line (NSL) starting from next week. This comes as the SMRT are planning to start weekday signal tests from next week onward.

Commuters are told to expect that there may be some teething problem next week, as the signal tests are started. Among expected glitches, commuters are expected to be ready for train and platform doors not opening or closing promptly, trains held at stations slightly longer than usual or trains stopping momentarily between stations. This happens as the new system settles in to full load operations. SMRT also said that to minimise even worse commuter inconvenience, they purposely scheduled the signal testings during the June school holidays.

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BRADDELL FLYOVER TO FINALLY OPEN, TWO YEARS LATER THAN PLANNED

Finally, after almost five years of work and two very well publicised delays, the Braddell Flyover will finally be opened on the 11 June this year. Residents living in the area where the work was being done can finally have peace from the constant noise and dust from the work taking place there.

Now, residents can enjoy the noise from vehicles travelling on the new flyover, plus the dust these vehicles will generate when they travel on the flyover. Nice change, for once. LTA has hoped that the new flyover will ease congestion on the busy stretch of Braddell, where vehicles going into CTE and Upper Serangoon Road generally share the same exit points. But the project faced many difficulties, not least the original contractor going bankrupt in 2014.

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SHUT DOWN MRT FOR A FEW DAYS TO DO A COMPLETE OVERHAUL! NO MORE DELAYS, PLEASE

Seriously, LTA, please, let me beg you on behalf of all Singaporeans, shut down the train system entirely for a few days and make sure SMRT do a thorough maintenance and overhaul! Inform us early and we would rather face a few days of slight inconvenience by taking bus or taxi to work than to face such panicking last minute "pattern" that will cost us our jobs since now so many high ranking and powerful people in the companies are all foreign talents.

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UNETHICAL TIGERAIR REFUSE TO ADMIT DELAYS, CAUSE INSURANCE CLAIMS DRAMA

i just took a tigerair flight back from bali which was delayed more than 6 hours and and they are claiming flat out that it is less than 6 hours even though there is proof of this. i'm unable to claim insurance becos of this since they are refusing to write a letter of documentation to my insurance. the point is that tigerair is just taking me and other people out there for a ride without being responsible for it.

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SMRT WITHHELD INFO TO COVER UP SERIOUS TRAIN BREAKDOWN THIS MORNING?

SMRT was found to have held back train breakdown information this morning (15 March 2016) The listed conglomerate in Singapore’s transport duopoly did not update their Twitter and Facebook account as they usually use these outlets as official channels to inform commuters of train delays. According to twitter accounts, there was a train fault along the Circle Line this morning around 8.10am and train stations had become unbearably crowded.

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HUGE DELAYS ON MRT NORTH-SOUTH LINE ON TUESDAY MORNING PEAK HOUR

Just a day after Minister Lui Tuck Yew announced an unexpected 1.9% public transportation fare reduction by the end of 2015, commuters on SMRT's North-South line experienced huge delays due to a train fault. As a result, many commuters were unable to get on the platform and had to face long queue before being able to enter the gantries.

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