Tag Archives: LTA

Revised penalties for train operators expected to be announced in Jan

Details of the revised penalty framework for train operators are expected to be announced this month, said Senior Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo. The review followed a high-level Committee of Inquiry recommendation that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) improve its oversight of train operator’s maintenance and handling of incidents. In the first major disruption this year, commuters had to disembark and walk along the tracks towards Kranji station yesterday (Jan 11) after train services along the North-South Line were disrupted for one and a half hours following a power outage.

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LTA refutes NSP’s criticism of new bus reliability improvement scheme

The Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) trial is a first step towards addressing feedback from commuters on bus reliability and regularity, and commuter safety will also be of paramount concern, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA). The LTA was responding to a statement released by the National Solidarity Party (NSP) yesterday, which pointed out that commuters need more immediate solutions to public transport problems, but schemes such as the BSRF and the S$1.1 billion Bus Service Enhancement Programme have time frames of two years and five years respectively.

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Taxi driver dies in morning Ang Mo Kio accident

A TransCab taxi driver died in an accident between his vehicle and a private bus this morning (Jan 8) at Ang Mo Kio. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it received a call at about 6.20am today about an incident at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3. On arrival at the location, SCDF officers pronounced the 61-year-old taxi driver dead. CHANNEL NEWSASIA

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