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EYE WITNESS: 30MINS DELAY FOR SMRT TO OFFER EMERGENCY EVACUATION FOR INJURED PASSENGER

15th November morning, I was riding the MRT towards Joo Koon from Pioneer. I was at the front cab of the train that almost reached Joo Koon MRT. At exactly 8.20 am, there was a loud bang, and a violent shaking threw everyone onto the floor. The lights also suddenly went out. I almost thought we were about to fall over.

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LAYMAN GIVE SOLUTION FOR MRT, BETTER THAN SOMEONE WHO KEEP TAICHI BLAME

The optimal train of 12 - 16 carriages can carry more than 1000 commuters from point A to point B for an average distance of 30km in less than 30 minutes. Whereas, a bus can only carry up to 80 people even if it's double decker. Do your math and you will know that buses are not feasible nor efficient to transport commuters from one part of the island to another.

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LTA REMINDS US THAT DEEPAVALI IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN HALLOWEEN

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) once again looks to delight fellow Singaporeans who celebrate the occasion with a gorgeous visual feast of decorated MRT trains, which run on the North East Line and Downtown Line. So, if trains breakdown again, you can always look at the nice Deepavali decorations and enjoy them, while waiting for the trains to move again.

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PUBLIC TOILETS IN MRT STATIONS - PROFITEERING IN ACTON?

Because if a commuter were to travel from Novena to Orchard MRT for instance (which are 2 stations apart) one would need to pay between $0.70-$0.80/$0.90. But if one has to urgently use the toilet at Newton Station and taps back in to continue his/her journey to Orchard his/her fare would add up to an estimated cost of $1.40. In short SMRT would be making on average a minimum of 50% profit on the commuter just for using the toilet. And even if one manages to beat the 15 mins grace period to tap in to the Blue line to continue the journey to Orchard, it would mean a circular route will have to be used which would lead to travel fares of at least $1 or more, again a minimum of $0.30 profit by SBS/SMRT just for using the toilet.

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