Tag Archives: downtown line

SOLDIERS DIDN’T GIVE UP SEAT, PUT TO SHAME BY FOREIGN WORKER

At 6.30pm, on Thursday, I was on the DTL going towards Chinatown, on board was a group of blue clad soldiers, obviously from Mindef at Hillview. They were all sitting in a row. At Beauty World Station, an old man of about 75yrs got up and was tottering about with a walking-stick umbrella looking for a seat.

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RAILINGS OF DOWNTOWN LINE STATIONS ARE TOO “TRANSPARENT”

I cannot help but to notice that like some shopping centers, the glass railings at the new Downtown Line stations are totally see through. While they are very aesthetic, I think women might not be aware that they might risk being "up-skirt" if they stand too close to the railings. Would it be possible to bring this matter to the attention of the authorities?

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LTA HIRES PRC CONSTRUCTION FIRM TO BUILD CANBERRA MRT

On Monday, the Land Transport Authority announced that work on Canberra MRT station (NS12) has started. It is expected to be completed by 2019. China State Construction Engineering was awarded the contract to build the station for a sum of S$90 million. The construction company, established in 1992, is also currently working on the construction of Downtown Line 3 Kaki Bukit and Geylang Bahru stations.

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LTA LOSES $500MIL MEANT FOR MRT LINE TO ERRANT CONTRACTOR

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has filed some $500 million in claims against bankrupt contractor Alpine Bau for not completing two MRT projects, in what is believed to be the biggest claim of its kind in Singapore. But it is unlikely to recoup anywhere near the full amount.

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DOWNTOWN MRT LINE CHIEF RETIRES EARLY FOR “PERSONAL REASONS”

It was announced last month that the chief executive of SBS Transit’s Downtown Line division, Mr Wong Wai Keong, left the company on 31 Mar. SBS Transit, a subsidiary of ComfortDelGro Corp, said that Mr Wong, 58, had opted for “early retirement for personal reasons”. ST speculated that it could be because he had recently become a grandfather. Mr Wong, a chartered engineer, joined SBS Transit in 2005, after having spent 16 years with the Land Transport Authority and one of its predecessors, MRT Corp. Taking over Mr Wong is a British national, Simon Lane, who is only 4 years younger than Mr Wong.

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