Tag Archives: SBS

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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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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OPEN LETTER OF COMPLAINT TO SBS, TP & LTA ABOUT SBS DRIVER OF SBS 8846A

Although I have never experienced the kind of terror that the passengers experienced in this video, but this incident has hit too close to home. I am now genuinely afraid for my safety and my family's safety whenever I board SBS bus 269. Even worse is the unrepentant and arrogant manner of the bus driver, who did not even bother to slow down or apologise for his reckless driving. Instead, when his passengers scolded him and asked him to slow down, he got angry and drove even more recklessly, weaving in and out of lanes as in the video. Is this the kind of service standard that we are to expect from employees of your company?

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SINKIE LADY PUNCHES FELLOW COMMUTER FOR CUTTING QUEUE

30 year-old immigration consultant Madelyn Ong Kim Choo was ordered to pay $5500 in compensation to 52 year-old sales promoter Sakinah Sani for attacking her on the SBS Transit service No 293 at Tampines Bus Interchange on May 12 last year. A court heard the dispute arose when Madam Sakinah stepped aside to allow passengers behind her to board first.

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S$1 MILLION REWARD FOR MEDIOCRE PUBLIC TRANSPORT PERFORMANCE

Giving out $1 million for these non-achievements is not going to solve any of our problems. It just makes LTA look like an incompetent regulatory body that is more interested in appearances than in achieving real results. The message seems to be: as long as you improve, even if it is by an insignificant amount, you deserve to get the huge incentive you were originally promised.

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LTA ENFORCE NEW HARSH MEASURES TO WHIP SMRT & SBS INTO SHAPE

On Thursday (15 Jan 2015) the Land Transport Authority announced that train operators have to meet much higher service standards next year. After the completion of signalling upgrades on the North-South line, trains are expected to arrive every 100 seconds, down from the previous 120 seconds. Concurrently, LTA will track and measure rail disruptions on an end-to-end journey basis rather than the existing per-station basis so as to give an accurate representation of what commuters experience daily.

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MORE BUSES TO BE FITTED WITH CAMERAS TO CATCH MOTORISTS ON BUS LANE

MORE public buses will get closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to clamp down on motorists blocking their way, as part of enhanced measures to cut waiting and travelling time for bus commuters. While the Land Transport Authority (LTA) could not say how many more it will be installing, it said that since May, around 300 more buses have been equipped with the cameras which can continuously monitor the roads.

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WHY MUST THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT COUNCIL INSIST ON CONDUCTING FARE REVIEW EXERCISE EVERY YEAR?

The Public Transport Council has embarked on its annual fare review exercise, and public transport operators can submit their applications for a fare review (” ‘Keep public transport affordable’ “; Thursday). I would be surprised if they do not apply for an upward revision. What I find baffling is the need for this annual exercise. Surely, our public transport operators are not bleeding so much red ink as to require such regular adjustments.

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