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Siemens study: Singapore has best public transport system

Commissioned by Siemens, the study by Credo entitled “The Mobility Opportunity” presented today in Singapore looked at transportation networks in 35 major cities around the globe and assessed how prepared cities were to meet future challenges such as population growth and higher competition. With a high capacity system able to meet demand with minimal crowding and high levels of user functionality, Singapore is well able to cope with future growth, the study said. The country was also praised for its long-term planning – helped by highly integrated governance – reliability and punctuality levels as well as provision of air-conditioning on almost all of its public transport vehicles.

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MRT graffiti: An inside job?

DETAILED inspection of the perimeter fence at the Bishan depot, where an SMRT train was discovered vandalised, found no sign of any breach of entry. This has raised the possibility that the act was an inside job, sources familiar with the investigation told The Straits Times yesterday. The train was apparently spray-painted with graffiti between 1am and 5am on Monday, while it was parked - the third such incident in four years at an SMRT train depot.

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IT PMET from India molests intern several times

An Indian FT who was sentenced to 9 months’ jail by a district court earlier lost his appeal against his conviction on Friday (2 May). Balasubramaniyan Gowri Balan, 34, was found guilty by the court earlier for molesting a 19-year-old law firm intern in an MRT train. During the morning rush hour in the packed train, Balasubramaniyan touched the undergraduate several times. The intern testified that she was playing games on her mobile phone when she felt someone touching her in her groin area. She saw Balasubramaniyan’s arm near her body but thought that the contact was accidental.

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EXAMINATIONS BOARD: IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES IN THE EVENT OF A MAJOR TRAIN SERVICE DISRUPTION

In the event of a train service disruption, you should still make your way to your designated examination centre. However, if you are unable to reach the examination centre before the end of the paper, you can go to an examination centre nearest to you to take your examination. You will be given the full duration to sit the paper as long as you arrive before the end of the paper. School candidates who arrive at the examination centre after the paper has ended or are unable to reach an examination centre at all must inform their school immediately.

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