Handy Tips for Commuting in Phase 2

Singapore will move on to phase 2 of reopening today (19 June) and social activities will finally be allowed. For those that have been staying at home for the past 2 months, leaving the house and travelling would seem alien. Fret not, here are some handy tips to help you on your commute. 1. Wearing READ MORE »

 

Removal of Safe Distancing stickers on trains

Safe Distancing stickers will be removed on trains as Singapore exits Circuit Breaker. As more people will be travelling, safe distancing will be challenging. In a Facebook post on 1 June, Transport Minister Mr Khaw Boon Wan urged Singaporeans to work from home, stagger time and avoid traditional peak hours. Wearing of mask will still READ MORE »

 

Impact on MRT during Circuit Breaker

Trains are still arriving every 2 minutes during peak hours except that the trains are not jam-packed with commuters. “Daily bus and rail ridership have fallen by more than 71% and 75% respectively” says the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in a press release made on 14 April. With the reduced in ridership, plans were then READ MORE »

 

SafeEntry may not be feasible for the Train Network

The government recently rolled out a series of SafeEntry (1) QR Codes across all stations. Although this is not compulsory, the Land Transport Authority encourages commuters to check in upon entering the station. In our opinion, we find that the SafeEntry system is not feasible for commuters travelling on the train network, since steps for READ MORE »

 

Service Ambassador at Bishan station contracts Covid-19

An SMRT service ambassador has been hospitalised after contracting Covid-19. The 58-year-old woman is a service ambassador for the Circle Line at Bishan station. She is currently an unlinked case. She was last at work on 15 May 2020, subsequently felt unwell 2 days later and consulted a doctor. She was then referred to the READ MORE »

 

Post Circuit Breaker (Phase 1) on Public Transport

In a Facebook post earlier this evening (19 May 2020), Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan noted that public transport ridership will increase in tandem with the reopening of workplaces and schools from 2 June 2020. Despite the increase in capacity, adhering to safe distancing would “be difficult” when trains are crowded. To help mitigate the READ MORE »

 

InnoTrans 2020 postponed due to Covid-19

Messe Berlin, the organiser of the biennial InnoTrans rail trade show, announced via their website and social media platforms that the 2020 event, slated to be held from 22 to 25 September 2020, will be postponed to 27 to 30 April next year. The new dates for the largest trade show of the rail transport READ MORE »

 

What’s coming Post Circuit Breaker?

Covid-19 has disrupted our daily lives and we have almost reached the middle of 2020 battling the virus. As we continue to adapt to the evolving situation, measures and safeguards have been put in place by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and public transport operators. Before we dive into some issues, let’s take a look READ MORE »