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."Read More »
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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 KiaRead More »
TRANSPORT MINISTER LUI TUCK YEW DISAPPOINTED WITH SMRT
Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew has asked rail operator SMRT to provide by next week an update on its investigations into a recent spate of incidents on its rail network. Mr Lui met SMRT chief executive Desmond Kuek and senior management on Thursday to convey his concern and disappointment over the delays - the most recent of which was an hour-long disruption on the East-West Line on Wednesday evening. The incident was caused by a train driver who bypassed a signal point on the track without authorisation.Read More »
SMRT Blames Train Driver for Causing Train Fault on East-West Line
SINGAPORE — A service disruption on the East West Line that lasted for more than an hour yesterday (Jan 22) occurred after a train captain “bypassed a signal point without authorisation”, triggering automatic safety measures, SMRT said in a press release today. “A trackside fault developed at 10.12pm on Jan 22 after a train captain bypassed a signal point without authorisation. Safety measures kicked in and as a result, train service was disrupted between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris stations,” it said in its statement.Read More »
Singapore: Why is Ayer Rajah Expressway AYE instead of ARE?
So I actually asked Land Transport Authority, not expecting them to entertain such a Bo Liao (frivolous) question. It's good to know someone in the government actually has a sense of humour too. Forgive our delay in replying to your 5 December email query but we did need some time to find the source to answer your question. The acronym for expressways is derived from the first letter of the first two syllables, followed by the first letter of the last word.Read More »
SMRT TRAINS WERE RELIABLE IN THE PAST
The pro-MRT camp was represented by Ong Teng Cheong, the former Minister for Communications and Labour. He argued that the MRT system would have a tremendous influence in shaping the economic growth and development of Singapore. Comparing with other cities such as Toronto, Montreal, Chicago and Marseille, Ong Teng Cheong pointed out that an efficient MRT system could also help in enhancing the image of Singapore, and increased the overall standard of living of the people.Read More »
SMRT CEO LG (NS) DESMOND KUEK – MOST USELESS PERMANENT SECRETARY IN SINGAPORE HISTORY?
Looking at his track record, this is not the first time Desmond Kuek being caught out of his depth. In July 2010, after leaving the SAF, Desmond Kuek was appointed Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Water Resource. However, Desmond Kuek only lasted for 3 months as Permanent Secretary and quietly left the service soon after. SMRT should take cue from the Singapore Government and get rid of this dead weight at once. The quicker he goes, the faster we get our MRT back on track!Read More »
FARE HIKE BENEFITS EVERYONE
Singaporeans will only stand to benefit from the inevitable public transport fare hike as services have been improving and will continue to do so, Singaporeans were told today. A transport authority, Hua Tua Chia, explained that the latest round of fare increases is ultimately sound because improvements have occurred and these costs money: “The fare hike is due to the many recent improvements in the public transport system.”Read More »
LTA: Train Service Reliability has Improved
Train service reliability has improved in 2013 since the implementation of several targeted measures by the LTA-SMRT and LTA-SBS Transit (SBST) Joint Teams. SMRT and SBST are also enhancing service levels by increasing the number of train trips across their MRT lines. Across the MRT network, the number of incidents causing delays of more than 5 minutes for every 100,000 kilometres travelled has declined by 20% in 2013 compared to 2012.Read More »
MARINA COASTAL EXPRESSWAY (MCE) IS SMOOTH – BUT WHAT ABOUT OTHER EXPRESSWAYS?
Dont juz talk abt MCE. It may be smooth due to higher traffic diverted to other expressways. Pls share the traffic conditions across all expressways, comparing MCE, ECP, KPE, CTE, AYE during peak hours. This would be a better justification than juz talk on MCE. It is not convincing in yr statement.Read More »