Tag: SMRT

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...

Mass resignations at SMRT in the last 8 months

Singapore—SMRT, the leading multi-modal public transport operator in Singapore, has seen an exodus of over thirty human resources executives and senior engineers within the last eight months, which is a puzzlingly high attrition rate. In April 2018, Desmond Kuek, the company’s CEO left his position after...

No small coincidence that SMRT in Czech means death on Google translate

Singapore – The epic translation of SMRT (Singapore Mass Rapid Transit) from Czech to “death” in English has its own thread in Reddit, showing an eerie symbolization to SMRT deaths in 2016. Reddit user jxjxjxx uploaded a screenshot on March 31 (Sunday) of Google translate...

MRT passengers from Ang Mo Kio rode the train with doors open

Singapore – The door of a Singapore MRT train carriage stayed open as it travelled on the North-South line from Ang Mo Kio station to Yio Chu Kang. On March 11 (Monday), a video was uploaded on Reddit Singapore by u/novajimster that showed footage of...

Hour-long train fault at Marsiling Station delays commuters on North-South Line

Nothing more can ruin one’s day than getting late to an appointment because of the train. This was exactly what happened on Tuesday morning when a train fault at Marsiling Station caused an hour-long delay to the many commuters on the North-South Line. SMRT said...

Giving credit where credit is due: Khaw Boon Wan says SMRT CEO’s good leadership responsible for 2018’s train reliability

On Monday, December 17, Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore’s Transport Minister, said that public transport has much improved this year. One big reason for this is the reliability of trains in 2018 compared to years past, something that Khaw credits to Neo Kian Hong, the...

Netizens say ‘no thanks’ to music onboard SMRT trains, suggest delays and faults be looked into instead

Experts have found that music has the ability to reduce stress, which is why in some public areas around the globe music is piped in, including transport stations. Some SMRT stations here in Singapore have adopted this practice, such as  Gaut, Bishan, Ang Mo...

Singaporeans sceptical of SMRT CEO who said: I sold my car earlier because it is more useful for me to take the MRT to work

Less than two weeks since the start of his new role, new SMRT group chief executive Neo Kian Hong told reporters that he sold his car and opted to take train to work to “understand the issues” that are on-going. He also added that his...

Goals: A more inclusive transport system

Obbana Rajah On Monday, an advisory panel submitted 22 recommendations to Senior Minister of State for Transport Dr Lam Pin Min on how to make Singapore’s transport system more family friendly and inclusive. The Family-Friendly Transport Advisory Panel consists of members from key stakeholder groups, such...