Tag Archives: mrt

HAS KHAW BOON WAN LIVED UP TO HIS REPUTATION AS “MINISTER FIX-IT”?

During GE2015, a major contention point was the state of Singapore’s transport system. PM Lee had even commented on the frequent train breakdowns, saying that “despite [such] incidents, I am confident that we are heading in the right direction, to get the public transport system that Singaporeans deserve.”. Not surprisingly, all eyes were pointing to Khaw for his “fix-it” abilities, especially since he had successfully revamped the red-hot housing market: How has he fared after a year in the position? We have yet to see any fundamental changes to the transport system; the government contracting model was introduced in 2014 and the sale of rail assets to the government is essentially an extension of the contracting model.

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IF SMRT HAD “GONE BEYOND” COI’S RECOMMENDATIONS, WHY DO PASSENGERS STILL SUFFER IN STALLED TRAINS?

Following 3 MRT disruptions on the North South Line (NSL) in Dec 2011 (15, 17 & 18), a Committee of Inquiry (COI) was commissioned to investigate the state of breakdowns and disruptions of the train services. In summary, the COI found that SMRT exercised due prudence with regard to commuter safety. However, the overall incident response was skewed towards train safety and operations, and paid inadequate attention to the well-being of passengers in stalled trains and stations.

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MAN NEARLY DIES AFTER MOVING CCL MRT DOOR OPENED WHEN HE LEANED ON IT

On Thursday night (3 November 2016), netizen serverxeon posted on the popular hardwarezone forum that he nearly died after he leaned against the the MRT door which opened during a trip on the Circle Line between Buona and Holland. He uploaded a video of the purported partially opened MRT door on YouTube as evidence of his claims.

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