Tag Archives: SBS Transit

SBS, PLEASE TRAIN YOUR BUS DRIVERS PROPERLY BEFORE PUTTING THEM ON ROAD!

Sharing my encounter what happen when a SBS transit bus (service number 147) breakdown at opp Burlington Sq (bus stop code 07517). This begin with the bus driver who is clearly clueless, confuse, poorly trained, non English speaking prc driver who cannot in English and do not communication with the passenger and endangering passenger life

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SBS BUS DRIVER CHASES SOLDIER OFF THE BUS FOR NOT HAVING MONEY IN EZLINK CARD!

This soldier here had no money left in his ez-link card and to my understanding was trying to negotiate with the bus driver to let him on. The bus driver told him to get off at the next stop. Just as he got off the bus I told him to get back on the bus and that I'll pay the small fee for you. He called me a life saver when he was the one in uniform. #careforsoldiers Not even in his Uniform did he get some appreciation for his service. Not asking to give all Ns men a free bus ride. Just appreciate and understand how much they have to go through everyday.

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PRC TOURIST HIT BY SBS BUS OUTSIDE LITTLE INDIA TEMPLE

A 56 year-old PRC tourist was hit by an SBS bus outside the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple in Little India yesterday afternoon. According to witnesses, the PRC had tried to take a better picture of the temple and stepped out onto the road, ignoring the busy traffic and the fast moving bus.

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PASSENGER ON SBS8846A: SBS BUS DRIVER DID NOTHING WRONG!

She was deeply traumatised by the commotion caused by the writer and the PMS auntie in the bus. According to my mum, the driver was not speeding and the road was bumpy due to the construction of the Thomson MRT line. U can see the driver wearing safety gloves to stabilise the steering wheel of the bus. Throughout the journey the PMS auntie was hurling abuses at the bus driver and the writer stood beside the bus driver and took pictures of his face. The writer held his phone close to the driver's face and shoot his face!

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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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INVESTORS: SMRT, SBS TRANSIT IS ALREADY OPERATING BEYOND ITS CAPACITY

A foreign operator beating out SMRT and SBS Transit, along with a host of other hopefuls, to nab the first package of bus routes put up for tender might have left the two incumbent public transport operators disappointed, and led to some transport analysts describing it as a “wake-up call” for SMRT and SBS Transit. But as far as investors and market watchers are concerned, the failure to land the contract was a boost to the two public-listed companies: On Monday (May 11), the first trading day following the announcement last Friday after market hours that United Kingdom-based Tower Transit won the contract, the share prices of both SMRT and SBS Transit went up.

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GOVT REWARDED SBS & SMRT S$1 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THEIR “IMPROVED” RELIABILITY

Public transport operators SMRT and SBS Transit (SBST) earned incentives of over S$1 million in total, for making bus service improvements under the Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) trial being carried out to improve the regularity of bus arrivals. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said the trial – which rewards operators for improvements and penalises them if reliability worsens – has shown “encouraging results” with improvements, with 18 of the 22 services that are part of the exercise improving enough to earn incentives.

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FAIR INCREASES UNFAIR

Despite the healthy profits reported by the two main public transport companies, it was argued in Parliament that stifling the fare increase may discourage them from improving their efficiency. Meanwhile, energy costs have dropped since the middle of last year.

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