Tag: MRT

Public transport satisfaction “high in 2019” but netizens question its accuracy

Singapore – The Public Transport Council (PTC) released the findings of its Public Transport Customer Satisfaction Survey (PTCSS) on February 7 (Friday) and noted that satisfaction with public transport stayed high in 2019. “Mean satisfaction scores for reliability saw its largest improvement,” said the PTC...

“There is more to life than nCoV,” posts Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan

In the midst of worries about 2019-nCoV cases in Singapore, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has been doing his rounds and posting about the progress of the public transport sector. On Thursday (Feb 6), at 3.07 pm, Mr Khaw posted an update on the MRT network's...

Netizens complain after train fills with white smoke, call out minister for promising reliability

Netizens on a train at Raffles Place MRT Station this morning (Jan 10) took to social media to express their unhappiness after the train cabins filled with white smoke. SMRT Chief Communications Officer Margaret Teo said: "We have confirmed that the smoke emission was due...

Man sentenced to 24 days in jail for filming upskirt video on train

Singapore — A 33-year-old Japanese teacher has been sentenced to 24 days in jail by a district court for filming an upskirt video on an MRT train. straitstimes.com reports that Shohei Yamamoto, a Japanese national who taught at a local education centre, was caught by...

Forum: The elderly, the SMRT system, the message

Dear Editor, Recently I notice that during off-peak hours, the intervals between trains are longer. This is perhaps in line with what the transport minister said not too long ago about decreasing train frequency ie the time in between trains will increase, in a bid...

Father allegedly indifferent to toddler on MRT floor

Singapore—A concerned citizen snapped a photo of what appears to be a toddler sitting on the floor of the MRT next to the doors. Facebook user Ogawa Konamoto was reportedly a firsthand witness to the alarming incident. Upon noticing the toddler on the floor, he said...

‘Have you walked in my shoes?’—Woman reacts to being blasted online for taking her PMA on train

Singapore—We don’t know someone’s story until we hear it. And until we do, it’s sometimes easier to be judgmental than to extend the benefit of the doubt. Photos of a woman who had driven her rather big Personal Mobility Aid (PMA), complete with a...

Bus and train fares could possibly see 7 per cent increase next year

Bus and train fares may go up by up to 7 per cent next year as the Public Transport Council (PTC) begins its annual fare review exercise. If approved, this would be the highest fare increase in recent years. The fares could go up by 10...

Why was the woman in such a rush that she had to pry open train doors with her bare hands?

A woman was filmed on Closed-circuit television (CCTV) trying to pry open a set of platform doors at Little India MRT station after all the doors had closed and the train was about to move off. In the video, circulating on August 28, a woman...

Khaw Boon Wan: Commuters may have to wait longer for trains during off-peak periods

Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan has announced the possibility of extending the intervals between trains during off-peak hours of the day. The longer wait times are part of efforts to better match demand and supply, and also help to reduce unnecessary wear and tear...