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 »

 

Fun Fact Friday: Jurong East “A” or “D”?

What do “A” and “D” represent on the train arrival screens for trains travelling towards Jurong East on the North-South Line? These letters represent the platform, which the train would be berthing at, upon arrival at Jurong East interchange. Several trains during the peak hours would typically alternate between berthing at platform A or platforms 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 »

 

MRT MKBF crosses 1.4 million km

Mean Kilometers Between Failures (MKBF) for Singapore’s MRT crosses the 1.4 million km mark with the East-West Line achieving 2.5 million km as announced by Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan in a Facebook post this morning (15 May 2020). This is no easy feat. Success is not built overnight and so is our MRT’s reliability. 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 »