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OUR MRT IS INDEED SMELLY

Anyway his comments were not entirely wrong, the part where he mentioned the stench on our MRT, that's true, our MRT is indeed smelly, being a regular commuter I had to endure the stench of farts, burps, sweat or strange food smells, I'm not saying I never fart nor burp nor sweat, it's just that some people do it on the train, I never fart or burp on the train, I do have the urge sometimes but

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ANGRY SINGAPOREAN WANTS TO KNOCK DOWN TRANSPORT MINISTER LUI TUCK YEW

Over an annual $36.50 increase in adult transport fares, this person Ernest Gip wishes to throw Minister Lui out of the window and knock him down on the road!? Is this rational behavior or are Singaporeans going crazy? Low and behold, Ernest Gip is a fervent Opposition supporter and supports the Worker's Party? What happened to civil discourse and debate?

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Commuter woes at Jurong East MRT station

Jurong East MRT station is getting more congested. I reach the station around 7.57am on workdays and can no longer board the first or second train. Track upgrading has also slowed down the journey.I have resorted to taking the train to Chinese Garden MRT station, where I can board the eastbound train without the human traffic. Still, this takes more time than before. As there are two North-South tracks at Jurong East, two or more trainloads of passengers may be transferring to an eastbound train. I wonder how this problem is being tackled.

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Mindset change needed to solve transport woes

This requires bold, innovative solutions and a focus on commuter convenience and experience, rather than on the profitability of the transport operators. For example, we could allow dedicated minibus services, operated by retirees during peak hours, to ferry residents from each public housing precinct to the MRT stations — similar to services provided by several condominiums. Second, we need to moderate the allocation of land for private housing around MRT stations and downtown. We should build dense public housing on these pieces of land instead.

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300 PEOPLE TURNED UP TO SPLASH WATER ON LUI TUCK YEW EFFIGY

A plan to burn an effigy of Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew in protest of the fare hike was shelved after the police told the organisers on Friday night that it is illegal to do so and they would be arrested if they do proceeed with the plan, said Mr Goh. A few of the protesters ended up splashing water on the effigy instead

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SMRT Train stalled at Redhill MRT station

The train was travelling in the direction of Joo Koon on the East-West Line. The incident occurred at about 11.10pm, according to affected commuters. "The train door opened and closed for like 10 times. Then there was an announcement asking passengers to leave the train," said student Sarah Au-Yong, 21, who boarded the train at Outram for Queenstown. "But many of us were still confused. It was only when they turned off the lights in the train that people realised it had broken down."

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SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek: SMRT gets a B-rating for reliability and availability

SMRT's chief executive Desmond Kuek gave his company a B-rating for reliability and availability compared to other rail operators, adding that his goal was to hit a A or A* rating. He said this Thursday afternoon during his first sit-down with members of the media where he spoke about the the company's strategic aims. Mr Kuek, who took over the reins of the company in October from interim CEO Tan Ek Kia

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