Tag Archives: LTA

TAI SENG MRT STATION TO FINALLY GET AN UNDERGROUND LINKWAY

Finally! The Tai Seng MRT Station will finally have its own underpass linking the station to the other part of the road. The underground station, which is not built by the LTA but by private company Mapletree, is scheduled to be ready in the second half of the year. Currently, the Tai Seng Station is the only station on that particular stretch of the Circle Line that does not have an underground link to the other side of the road. Commuters are forced to cross at a signalised junction or climb an overhead pedestrian bridge if they want to get to the other side.

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NETIZEN: LTA SHOULD HAVE WATER POINTS FOR US TO DRINK IN MRT STATIONS

Yes, it is an offence to drink on MRT train according to Rail Transist System regulation. But there are people who are sick and suffer from sore throat who needs to be constantly hydrated while on their way home to rest. The reason for the ban is to avoid inconvenience or injury to other passengers caused by spills. If the person drinking did not cause any spills, is there a reason to kick up a fuss? If such a ban is to be enforced, the LTA should provide a water point inside every station so that a thirsty passenger can drink without exiting the station midway through an arduous train journey. Then any spills should be limited to a small corner inside the train station where consumption is allowed.

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PRICE FIXING ONLY BENEFITS TAXI COMPANY, NOT DRIVERS OR PASSENGERS

Price fixing benefits only taxi companies, not the drivers. Drivers should form their own unions instead of relying in the NTUC government tripod to fight for their right to better salaries rather than trample on commuters right to cheaper fares. Any bright person should realize that bulk of the profit goes to taxi companies. Instead of raising the fare price, why not protest to have a higher cut of the fare? The ulterior motive of the writer is suspect. Is the writer a shareholder of the taxi company masquerading as a taxi driver?

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DOWNTOWN LINE DOOR FAULT WAS THE THIRD IN SEVEN MONTHS

One of the doors is still currently inoperable. The disruption affected about 10,000 commuters between the start of service of the trains and lunch hour. The MOE is also checking whether any students were affected by the disruption and as a result, were late for their exams. Apparently, this was not the first time the doors malfunctioned. Wednesday's malfunction was the third door-related fault on the Downtown Line in the past seven months.Being the newest MRT line that was opened not more than two years ago, this is indeed worrying. Why has it taken only a short time for things in the relatively brand new stations to malfunction? Poor quality workmanship, or poor quality materials?

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MRT SIGNAL FAULT DELAYS TRAIN IN MORNING PEAK HOURS AGAIN

Why are we still having frequent signal problems? Weren't the SMRT, SBS Transit, and LTA working hard to solve all these issues? And they have been trying to solve the same issues for the longest time. Yet, we still hear of the same problems occurring again and again. This is failure at the highest level. If you keep getting the same problems year after year even if you have been working hard trying to solve the same problem, isn't that a failure? In any other business, if you keep doing the same mistakes even after being told multiple times, you would probably have been sacked a long time ago already.

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LTA TO CHARGE ERP AT KPE GANTRY, CONGESTION ROLLED OUT TO JUSTIFY CAHRGE

The LTA has decided that more roads are congested and thus, ERP is required to ease these congestions. Either that, or they want more money for motorists to pay, as if not enough had already been paid to the LTA. Anyways, today's reports indicated that the ERP will be activated during morning peak hours at the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) after Defu Flyover from May 8. The current rate of $2 for the KPE gantry will apply between 7am and 9.30am on weekdays. This is also on top of the news that the current ERP rates along the stretch on Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), after North Buona Vista Road towards Tuas, will be doubled to $2 from May 8.

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CRANE OPERATOR JUMPED OUT OF FALLING VEHICLE JUST IN TIME

More reports have come in about the collapsed crane at the Outram Park station worksite near Eu Tong Seng Street. According to the witnesses, there were no casualties from the accident. Even the crane driver had managed to jump out of the falling vehicle to safety in the nick of time.

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