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EXAMINATIONS BOARD: IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES IN THE EVENT OF A MAJOR TRAIN SERVICE DISRUPTION

In the event of a train service disruption, you should still make your way to your designated examination centre. However, if you are unable to reach the examination centre before the end of the paper, you can go to an examination centre nearest to you to take your examination. You will be given the full duration to sit the paper as long as you arrive before the end of the paper. School candidates who arrive at the examination centre after the paper has ended or are unable to reach an examination centre at all must inform their school immediately.

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17 year COE High: Biker boy analyses what next

My heart sank when I heard about the latest certificate of entitlement (COE) price for motorcycles - $2,704 - and the highest for 17 years. That's a 36 per cent rise compared with January's first bidding quota premium of $1,989. Naturally, there were many biker voices on social media calling the increase painful and unfair. Many pin the blame on the recent announcement that monthly quota of COEs from February to April (a new threemonth COE recycling period) will decrease from 3,471 to 3,043.

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How SMRT mitigates risks of human error, equipment failure

We agree that a systematic approach to address track and train faults is needed to ensure the safety and reliability of the MRT system. We do have a system of procedural checks, engineering controls and periodic audits in place, but we acknowledge that improvements can be made. Each investigation we conduct looks into the root causes, a number of which have been carefully listed in Mr Goh's letter.

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Motor traders express surprise over COE bidding results

Some motor traders have expressed surprise at the results of the latest Certificate of Entitlement (COE) bidding exercise. The results out on Wednesday saw only a marginal decrease in the premium for Category A, which is for cars below 1600cc. The government recently introduced a new regulation where Category A cars must have engine power that is not more than 97 kilowatts, or about 130 brake horsepower.

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My first virgin experience of SMRT breakdown

While I applaud the effort of SMRT staff in doing the best they can to help the commuters, there is still room for improvement for the S.O.P. in the event of a train disruption.So nearly an hour plus plus plus later, I finally headed to work, late, tired and frustrated. Here’s to our world-class transport which will be having a fare hike yet again. Well done SMRT and incumbent.

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Diesel-powered luxury cars may keep Cat A COE price high

A new range of diesel-powered, less powerful luxury cars is gaining traction with buyers amid a re-categorisation of the Certificates of Entitlement (COEs). The new range of cars run on cheaper diesel and maintenance, and are also entitled to low-emission rebates. But experts warn that the trend may defeat the purpose of the COE changes...

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Gilbert Goh has resorted to spitting

After three Population White Paper protests and one Transport Fare hike demonstration, the ideas and slogans seem to be running dry for Gilbert Goh, a NSP candidate in the 2011 General Elections. With crowds similar to PAP rallies, dwindling sale of memorabilia and cash donations, Gilbert Goh has resorted to more eye-catching measures to attract the waning interest.

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Will Bus Service Reliability Framework Work?

Land Transport Authority ("LTA") will introduce the Bus Service Reliability Framework ("BSRF") in a two-year trial to improve en-route bus regularity, and reduce instances of bus bunching and prolonged waiting times. Twenty-two bus services, which include a mix of long and short trunk services and feeder services, have been selected for the trial.

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