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SMRT MANAGEMENT RESOLVES HARASSMENT OF BLIND BUSKER AT WOODLANDS MRT

Mr Suhaime Roa and Wife, Siti Aisah Sawie have met with SMRT official, Andrew last Friday. We were happy with the outcome of the meetings where the SMRT official offered their apologies for the incidents. According to them, they were not aware of the situation till it was highlighted through the social media. They took the matters seriously and the said Station manager has been given warning, reprimanded, would be send for training and would not be at Woodlands MRT for the longest of time.

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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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PANICKED PASSENGERS KEPT IN THE DARK DESPITE THICK SMOKE IN MRT

Some passengers called for urgent assistance through the train’s emergency intercom but received no response. We were distressed, trapped in a smoke-filled train and had no knowledge of what had happened or what to do. Can SMRT explain how its staff are trained to respond to an emergency reported through the intercom? Why was there no response in this incident? Finally, what measures does SMRT have to ensure passenger safety in confined spaces like an underground tunnel?

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SMRT AND SBS TRANSIT SUBMIT FARE REVIEW APPLICATIONS

Both public transport operators SMRT and SBS Transit have submitted their applications for fare adjustments to the Public Transport Council. (PTC) The council said on Friday that it had started its annual fare review exercise, and its decision on the applications will be announced in the first quarter of next year.

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TERRORISM: S’PORE IS REALLY TOO COMPLACENT

Across CNA, Today, ST and now Yahoo most of the comments were about severely punishing the two German vandals. I am just glad they weren't Americans as that would be very troublesome. Enough people over there didn't learn from the right lessons of Michael Fay's example. I have come across only one comment questioning how these two fellows got in to spray paint a train. There could be more similar comments but I have not time or stamina to go through all of them.

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LUI TUCK YEW: I PROMISE S’POREANS MORE RELIABLE MRT SERVICE IN THE COMING YEARS

Train commuters can look forward to shorter waiting times during peak hours and fewer disruptions from as early as next year. That is when the Land Transport Authority (LTA) is expected to complete an ongoing review and announce higher standards that rail operators have to meet. Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew revealed yesterday that the review was under way when he opened the Marina South Pier MRT station, the southernmost stop on the North-South MRT Line and part of a $357.5 million 1km extension.

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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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