Tag Archives: TRANSPORT

SINGAPORE MRT TRAINS TO START LATER & END EARLIER

I refer to the article “Why train services must end earlier” (Straits Times, Apr 8). It states that “This is why SMRT is ending service between Lakeside and Joo Koon, as well as between Tanah Merah and Changi Airport, earlier at 11pm on April 14 and 21 (Lakeside-Joo Koon), and April 28 and May 5 (Tanah Merah-Changi Airport).

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KHAW TARGETS RAIL RELIABILITY TO IMPROVE, BREAKDOWN ON THE HORIZON?

He wants trains to travel an average 300,000km before a major disruption occurs. This is an improvement of 72% over last year, where trains traveled 174,000km on average before encountering delays of more than five minutes. Already very difficult to hit 200,000km before breakdown, he is targeting a 72% improvement? A very ambitious man indeed. Good for most of us if this target is achieved, but can it be done? But, knowing the way MRT trains are run these days, whenever Khaw open his mouth, some major disruption occur.

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MALAYSIA THREATENS TO IMPLEMENT DAILY VEP FEE ON S’POREANS

According to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Malaysia might start to charge Singaporean motorists Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fees of SGD35 (RM109) on a daily basis if Singapore goes ahead with its plan to increase reciprocal road charge (RRC) on foreign-registered cars entering the island.

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KOREAN SHOCKED AT HOW BAD S’PORE HAS BECOME AFTER 10 YEARS

My Korean friend got a shock when he visited Singapore after more than 10 years. He last visited Singapore in 2005 and was impressed with the efficiency of our public transport and good and cheap food. When he visited Singapore last week, he got stunned at how bad Singapore has become just after 10 years.

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