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SMRT TRAIN DELAYS PLAGUE MORNING RUSH HOUR AGAIN DUE TO POWER FAULT

Yet another day of train delays during the morning rush hour! Both the North-South and East-West lines are affected due to "intermittent power", with SMRT warning commuters of longer intervals in between stations. Some people were unhappy that SMRT posted about the delay only at 7.26am when it happened more than an hour earlier. As of a few minutes ago, SMRT updated that there was also a track fault at Commonwealth station and said its engineers are carrying out checks.

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CIRCLE LINE DISRUPTED YESTERDAY AFTER KHAW BOON WAN PRAISED IT

Our reader noticed delays on the Circle Line just after Minister Khaw Boon Wan celebrated 250 days of having no problems. "Sometimes we ask how come MRT so many problem he nv speak up? But maybe it's good that he's quiet? Otherwise once he speak up then surely some line, whichever line he mention, will have problem". Shhh!

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MRT STAFF DID NOT HELP MY 3 YR OLD NEPHEW WHO GOT HURT BY THE GANTRY!

A reader complained about MRT staff at Hougang station who did not help her 3 year old nephew when he got hurt from the closing gantry. "This kind of service standard is totally unacceptable. No matter what they were doing at that point in time, after they were informed, shouldn't they just come out to check on a child who could possibly be injured when the gates closed on him unexpectedly? They were given enough response time but they did nothing".

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LTA: SIGNALLING IS COMPLEX BUT WE’RE WORKING HARD TO IMPROVE IT

The Chief Executives of LTA and SMRT trains responded to constant train delays by saying that re-signalling is a complex exercise. The signal testing has no choice but to continue for full days and especially under demanding conditions during peak period. They explain there are still mitigating measures like free bus services and in-station announcements to help commuters when there are disruptions. "We are sparing no expense to improve our rail system’s reliability, including completing the replacement of the ageing signalling system, which turns 30 years old this year. We seek commuters’ understanding as we continue with the tests. We also thank readers for their suggestions and will study them."

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OK TO TEST MRT SIGNAL DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAY, DON’T MAKE A FUSS

I guess everyone have been warned that there will be more train disruptions coming up as they need to test signal during the peak hours too. The reason they are doing this in June is because there many typical Singaproeans that will overseas during this period and all commuter ought to understand this. A temporary inconvenience is essential for long term convenience it's better to disrupt or even close the entire system now than during school term days. Now, I understand that during disruption is extremely difficult to get a taxi and grab and uber will surge, please understand that everyone wants to get home quickly and needs a cab, so those that are not in the bad rush, like students, singles and army boys please take the bus so that they don't add on to the surge. So please, stop complaining about train disruptions and move on, be positive.

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