Tag: MRT

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...

Woman pries open MRT platform doors with bare hands, gets stuck between platform and train

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...

Guide dog plays the part of a loving and somewhat ‘kiasu auntie’ leading handler to MRT reserved seat

Singapore – For those wondering and needing confirmation, guide dogs are legally permitted in Singapore's public transport system. They are even allowed to enter food establishments, including halal restaurants. To further inform the public how well-trained, professional and vital to the handler these gentle guides...

Chinese aunty reluctant to sit beside foreign worker in MRT, only sat down after he gave up his seat

Singapore – On July 17 (Wednesday), a member of the public shared “a very saddening moment” of a Chinese aunty refusing to take an empty MRT seat beside a foreign worker and only sat down after he gave up her seat. Regina Yqh went to...

Non-stop entry and exit at MRT gantry a new kind of game? Two contestants in a week

Singapore – How many times can you enter, exit, and re-enter an MRT gantry in a given amount of time? On May 18 (Saturday), a member of the public Alan Tham Weng Cheong uploaded a video on Complaint Singapore’s Facebook page of a man continuously...