Tag Archives: MRT Stations

LTA HAVING REDUNDANT MRT STATIONS NAMING EXERCISE FOR THE PUBLIC

The Circle Line was officially opened in 2009, and that it is taking this long to actually finally complete the loop is a mark of how 'perfect' the planning for the Circle Line had been. In fact, by the time the Circle Line is completed, many other new lines would have been operational and running by then. The opening of naming the stations to the public is a common exercise that LTA undertakes for all of its newest MRT stations. Among other criteria, the station names should help commuters identify where the station is located easily. So, why not just remove this act of giving the public a voice, by just naming the stations Keppel, Cantonment and Prince Edward stations. After all, that's where these stations are to be located, and the public can identify the locations of the stations easily if they were so named. So LTA, stop wasting time by having a redundant naming exercise.

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MRT STATIONS MAKE REDUNDANT ANNOUNCEMENTS, BUT NO ANNOUNCEMENTS IN REAL EMERGENCY

On MRT stations, we often hear some very redundant announcements, things that people will automatically do without the need to be told. Anyone else getting annoyed by this? But when it comes to delays and emergencies, sometimes no announcements made over the PA system. The SOP on the MRT stations really flawed. Imagine hearing announcements like "Attention please. If you are unable to board the train at Platform A, please wait for the next train." Of course have to wait! Or "Attention please. For your safety, please do not stand near the escalator landing." Who stands near escalator landings when your aim is to get into the trains fast. Or "Attention please. For quicker boarding, please move to a less crowded area along the platform. Thank you." Who wants to to go to crowded area to quickly board? But when emergency situations arrived, no announcements made. All passengers left clueless.

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MRTS INSTALL “GAP FILLERS” TO STOP SINKIES FROM GETTING STUCK

From the second half of this year, new trains on the North-East Line (NEL) and the Circle Line will be installed with “gap fillers”, which will reduce the space between trains and platforms, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Thursday. Its comments came after another commuter got her leg stuck in the 100mm gap between the train and the platform at an NEL station during rush-hour on Thursday morning, the second time in two months that such an incident has happened.

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