Tag Archives: SMRT

EXPECT MORE DELAYS ON THE MRT, AS WHOLE DAY TESTING ARE UNDERWAY

Unfortunately, even after years of testing, they still have not satisfactorily solve these issues. And to make things worse, even the newer train stations that should not suffer from wear and tear, are facing some sort of problems. In view of this, the SMRT have also recently announced that they were doing system checks on their North-South and East-West lines, which are the oldest MRT lines in Singapore. SMRT have also announced that carrying out the checks during the June holidays is the best to maximise their ability to aggressively run tests. Now the latest news coming out from SMRT is that all-day performance checks of the new signalling system on the North-South Line are necessary to "work out teething issues". What this means is that SMRT is telling us be prepared to face delays from trains at any time of the day. They don't know when it will happen, but it will happen. Much like that other tagline, "Not if, but when". Same with the MRT system, not if disruptions will occur, but when. So be prepared.

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5 EASY STEPS TO MAKE SMRT GREAT & RELIABLE AGAIN, AGREE OR NOT?

Sick and tired of the perpetual MRT breakdowns due to different kinds of track fault, signal fault, signal testing etc? Here is a 5 step plan to make SMRT Great Again! The Transport Minister's whole family has to take public transport to work, this will ensure he feels the full effects of his inept ability to solve our public transportation. When his children and wife complain of the unreliable public transport causing them to be late for exams and appoints, only then will he work doubly hard to solve our problems.

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EXPECT MORE TRAIN DELAYS AS SIGNAL TESTINGS CONTINUES

LTA and SMRT are quickly putting in their excuses early, as commuters are left in the dark how much longer the signalling tests will continue, and how much longer they will have to suffer from train delays. Commuters are also puzzled as to why the trains are being tested during peak period, where any kinds of delays will affect thousands of people who just want to go home. In a joint statement, the LTA and SMRT said that Two unrelated faults on the North-South Line on Thursday (June 1) and Friday (June 2) evening were uncovered during system-level performance checks for the new signalling system for the line. What this means is that they were both not expecting the delays to happen, which shows a lack of foresight. What they are trying to say is also to expect more of such delays, because the problems found were not easily solved.

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SMRT GIVE EXCUSES EARLY ALREADY, EXPECT GLITCHES NEXT WEEK ONWARDS

SMRT already prepping commuters for expected delays on the MRT North South Line (NSL) starting from next week. This comes as the SMRT are planning to start weekday signal tests from next week onward. Commuters are told to expect that there may be some teething problem next week, as the signal tests are started. Among expected glitches, commuters are expected to be ready for train and platform doors not opening or closing promptly, trains held at stations slightly longer than usual or trains stopping momentarily between stations. This happens as the new system settles in to full load operations. SMRT also said that to minimise even worse commuter inconvenience, they purposely scheduled the signal testings during the June school holidays.

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AUNTIE TRIES TO BRING HUGE BOXES INTO MRT, KENA STOPPED BY POLICE

A middle aged Singaporean Chinese woman in her 50s created a scene at Eunos MRT today after she was stopped by MRT station officials for trying to bring 2 large boxes into the MRT premises. She flew into a rage when she was stopped, and shouted angrily at station officials in Mandarin. She argued that there were no signs prohibiting passengers from bringing in large objects.

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DOES LTA ALLOW PRIVATE BUSES TO PICK UP PASSENGERS LIKE PUBLIC BUSES?

What is the LTA doing lately? There are so many private buses appearing along Bras Basah, Orchard and Shenton Way area providing illegal bus services! Why no enforcement? I have seen private buses without any signage stopping at almost every stops at Shenton Way between 8.15am to 8.55am and also picking up passengers along Shenton Way and Orchard area bus stops between 5.45pm to 7pm!

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