Tag Archives: MRT Breakdown

SMRT CEO: WE CAN’T DETECT EVERY FLAW IN THE SYSTEM

In the wake of the largest MRT breakdown in Singapore's history, SMRT's highest paid CEO Desmond Kuek is still giving excuses for the MRT's poor performance. He says that even if SMRT stepped up its maintenance, it would not be able to catch every potential flaw.

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WORKERS PARTY IS DEEPLY WORRIED OVER NSEW MRT DISRUPTIONS

The Workers’ Party is deeply worried over the 3.5 hour disruption of train services along the entire stretch of both the North-South and East-West MRT lines on 7 July 2015. The severe inconvenience caused to an estimated quarter-of-a-million commuters during the evening rush hour makes this the most serious MRT disruption in Singapore’s history.

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NETIZENS CALL ON LUI TUCK YEW AND DESMOND KUEK TO RESIGN

In the wake of the massive MRT breakdown along the North-South (NS Line) and East-West (EW Line) MRT lines, netizens have taken to Lui Tuck Yew and SMRT Corporation's Facebook pages to vent their anger at being trapped outside for hours with no means of transport to get them home.

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THANKS TO SMRT, MY UBER RIDE HOME COST ME OVER $100

Have you ever travelled home in Singapore this expensive? Only when you are desperate to get home while the country's main train lines are down during the peak hour, the free buses are no where in sight, the public buses are packed to the neck, and the taxi queues are as long as buying Hello Kitty, that you'll have no choice but to book a taxi. Then again, using the Grab Taxi app failed as there was no available taxis so i had to use Uber.

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LUI TUCK YEW: I AM EXTREMELY CONCERNED WITH TODAY’S BREAKDOWN

In the wake of the biggest MRT breakdown in Singapore history, Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew has finally come up with a statement, although his words are probably little comfort to the many Singaporeans still stuck outside in the sweltering heat, squeezed like sardines into MRT train cabins, buses and long snaking queues for alternate modes of public transport.

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COMMUTERS EXPERIENCE MOTHER OF ALL MRT BREAKDOWNS DURING EVENING RUSH HOUR

SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek's worst nightmare has just come to pass: A massive island-wide MRT disruption has taken place along the North-South (NS Line) and East-West (EW Line) MRT lines during evening rush hour today. Netizens have flooded in with angry complaints and reports about their experiences of being stuck in unpowered, dark MRT cabins for close to 30 minutes or having to endure long, snaking queues outside of the MRT stations along the NSEW lines.

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PASSENGERS ON NEL SHOCKED WHEN TRAIN STARTS “SMOKING” AT WOODLEIGH

Passengers on board one of the North East Line MRT trains were trapped for 15 minutes last night when their train started "smoking" in the middle of their journey. According to eye witnesses, the train started to emit thick plumes of smoke as it approached Woodleigh Station. Some passengers had already suspected something was amiss when they detected a thick burning smell along the way to the station.

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