Tag Archives: MRT Breakdown

MRT BREAKDOWN AFFECTED STUDENTS TAKING NATIONAL EXAMS AGAIN

For more than 2 hours this morning, SMRT trains along the North-South line broke down due to a power fault, causing chaos and confusion among rush-hour commuters and school-going children once again. Unfortunately, tertiary level students who were supposed to sit for their English Language A Level papers found themselves rushing to find other means of transport to their destinations.

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TRANSPORT MINISTER KHAW BOON WAN IS SELLING SNAKE OIL

He said recently in a blog post that MRT station shopkeepers should help guide commuters to the right bus stop or right queue during a MRT breakdown. Khaw claims, this would reduce the confusion when another breakdown happens. Already, the minister is preparing Singaporeans for yet another MRT breakdown. But besides that point, doesn't the minister realise that even if commuters are directed to the right bus stop and right queue during a breakdown, the buses and taxis cannot come fast enough! So what if I am in the right queue when I still need 2-3 hours to get to my destination?

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SMRT MADE S$20 MILLION PROFIT IN FIRST 3 MONTHS OF 2015

Singapore private public transport operator SMRT made more than S$20.1 million in net earnings for the first quarter of 2015 ending June 30. The Temasek Holdings-owned company are currently under public scrutiny for numerous breakdowns happening every month and especially for the biggest train breakdown that happened earlier this month (July).

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SMRT FINALLY IDENTIFIES PROBLEM THAT CAUSED MASSIVE BREAKDOWN

After more than a week since the biggest MRT breakdown in Singapore history, a massive investigation involving hundreds of man-hours spent trying to identify the cause of the breakdowns has borne fruit for SMRT - according to its spokesperson, inspectors have narrowed down the likely cause of the Jul 7 disruption to faulty insulation of the third rail.

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HONG KONG RUNS MTR SYSTEM BETTER THAN S’PORE’S SMRT

With the recent major disruption to our train network ("2 major MRT lines down for over 2 hours"; Wednesday), perhaps Singapore could take a leaf out of the book of our Asian neighbour, Hong Kong. Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is a 218km metro network that serves 1.6 billion passengers a year and carries, on average, 5.2 million passengers a day.

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