Tag: SBS Transit

MRT station officer is a modern-day hero—saving a young boy who fell from escalator

Singapore—Not all heroes wear capes, as the saying goes. Some go about in our midst every day, like a certain MRT station officer, who had the presence of mind to grab a little boy who had fallen from a moving escalator. And though he injured...

Rail operators “support” maximum train fare increase

Singapore—Following the Public Transport Council's (PTC) recent announcement of a possible public transport fare increase, rail operators SBS Transit and SMRT Trains have now submitted their applications for a fare hike review. On Sept 3, The PTC announced that public transport fares may increase by...

PRC bus driver says life in Singapore is so tough he can’t even afford to fall ill

A bus driver from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) made a video outlining some of the struggles he faces as a foreigner working in Singapore. The man, who looks to be middle aged and working for SBS Transit because of his uniform stands in...

Netizens fume as Khaw Boon Wan claims higher public transport fares are necessary to combat rising subsidies

Netizens on social media are fuming after Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan asserted in Parliament on Monday (8 July) that higher public transport fares are necessary to combat rising subsidies for the young, elderly and underprivileged. The ruling People's Action Party (PAP) politician said that...

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan says transport operators need regular fare adjustments

Singapore – According to Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan, the current transport fares are not able to meet the high costs of operating and maintaining Singapore's rail networks. The minister, who was responding to a parliamentary question made by Member of Parliament Sitoh Yih Pin...

Netizens call out woman on PMD who rushed away after breaking glass door at Toa Payoh Interchange

Singapore— A woman on a personal mobility device (PMD) moved away immediately, but calmly, after breaking a glass door at Toa Payoh Interchange on June 1 (Saturday), and netizens are very unhappy about it. To say the least. SBS Transit posted a video of a woman...

Daughter shares about her bus captain dad and driver of 37 years experience who still greets each passenger

Singapore – A proud daughter went to Facebook to share her father’s dedication to his profession as an SBS Transit employee for 37 years. He even kept his very first ID card, showing that serving others is his passion. “My dad proudly took out his...

S$20.7 million in profits for SBS in Q1 2019 due to more riders and higher bus mileage

Singapore — Because of higher mileage for its bus service and greater rail ridership, as well as the 4.3 percent fare adjustment which started at the end of last year, SBS Transit posted a 23.3 percent increase in net profit for the first quarter...

Yang Ban Seng sits as CEO of SBS Transit, replacing resigned Gan Juay Kiat

Yan Ban Seng will sit as the new CEO of SBS Transit, replacing Gan Juay Kiat who resigned last month due to “personal reasons”. Mr Yang is the 62-year-old CEO of ComfortDelGro Corp., a multi-national land transport company operating in seven countries which owned a majority...

Finding love in unlikely places: bus captains tie the knot at Boon Lay interchange

Bus Captains Siti Nur Farina and BC Mohammad Firdaus Jamli got married in September. They had their wedding photo shoot at the Boon Lay Bus Interchange where they first met. SBS Transit Ltd., for whom Ms. Farina and Mr. Jami work, posted pictures from...