Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Jurong East MRT reaches tipping point....

There were reports about the crowds at Jurong East last year[Link][Link]. But little has been done. In fact things have been getting worse not just at Jurong East Station but, I believe, throughout the public transport system. Many netizens are just fedup with the situation. The denial from the govt and SMRT is causing frustration. Many have taken to filming or taking pictures of the situation as evidence of their unpleasant experience.






....This recent video shot in Jul 2010:


Singapore cars are the most expensive in the world. Most commuters don't have a choice but to use the public transport. You make think that given the high number of complaints and unhappiness over this issue, SMRT CEO will be doing everything she can to fix these problems. Don't even dream. The 1st picture was taken in late 2008[Link] and 2nd picture I posted was taken in early 2008[Link]. Things have not gotten better since 2008. However, what CEO Saw will be pre-occupied with is probably not your problem of having to squeeze like sardines every morning - the SMRT has reported a profit decline of 21% in the last quarter due to the increased costs resulting from circle line operations[Line] and CEO Saw will have to tackle that as her top priority to appease demanding shareholders. I don't blame her - it is her job to get profits back up so that dividends to shareholders can be maintained. While CEO Saw become a symbol of frustration for many Singaporeans, I urge you not to focus anger on her as it is not her fault that you are smelling armpits everyday.


Will things improve? Not if the govt is bringing in 100,000 more foreigners even as CEO Saw says that the train frequency cannot be increased further. All this is the result of a quota system that pushes the cost of car ownership to highest in the world, a "for-profit" public transport system that puts profits above people and an FT policy that puts economic growth above the quality of life of ordinary Singaporeans.
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Crowd control needed What should be done when platforms are overcrowded?


Letter from Roger Lim 05:55 AM Aug 02, 2010LAST Monday, between 8am and 8.15am, there was an exceptionally high number of commuters on the Jurong East MRT Station platform. A train from the North East Line had just arrived and unloaded a train full of passengers to add to the already overwhelming rush-hour crowd. As I was halfway up the escalator to the platform from the ticketing concourse level, I suddenly heard commuters at the top of the escalator yelling frantically: "Stop the escalator, press the button!" The platform was so packed that the commuters from the escalator were unable to get off the escalator when they reached the top. There was brief chaos. Those at the top of the escalator were forced to run down, against the flow of the escalator, bumping into those already on the escalator. I was looking for the "stop" button, but there were none to be found midway along the escalator. Commuters from the ticketing concourse level, unaware of the situation at the platform above, continued getting on the escalator, aggravating the developing stampede at the top. They could not hear the calls to push the "stop" button. Meanwhile, the SMRT staff were helpless, as they were deployed to handle commuters at the train doors who were blocking the entrance and standing beyond the yellow line. The situation was anything but orderly. Thankfully no one was hurt. I appeal to SMRT and the relevant authorities to review the risks involved when platforms are overcrowded, and come up with crowd control measures to prevent a true catastrophe from happening. Perhaps, SMRT can also consider reinstating the escalators from a decade ago, which had black arrows along the entire length of the escalator marking an emergency "stop" point which could be activated by simply kicking on the black arrows.

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

The MRT overcrowding is one of the many things here that is not right for the peasants due to the ramping up of the foreign population.

And like all such things, if the PAP does not do much about it, not that they cannot solve it, but because the PAP believes the peasants can still take it without affecting the outcome for PAP
at the next elections.

Remember they have a wise old mentor to mentor and advise the govt? If he says don't worry it's OK, it means OK. He even once said there is very little that he does not know about Singapore or Singaporeans, maybe including tolerance level.

Anonymous said...

My son and daughter takes the train and bus to NUS and Nanyang Poly every weekday. My wife occasionally from Jurong to Yishun. Yes, they attest to this crowded condition. I appeal to the SMRT to go personally to Jurong East and Boon Lay stations to see it for themselves. Can a tiny red dot really hold a population of 6 million? dt

Anonymous said...

I hate to say this, but I think the PAP govt and SMRT will only do something when someone get killed or seriously hurt due to this overcrowding. Otherwise, they won't lift a finger.

And things will only get worse with the additional 100K foreign workers and more people will have to switch to public transport as a result of the spiraling COEs.

Anonymous said...

Has the Transport Minister ever travel on the train to his work place during peak hours? He needs to do that to feel the frustration ordinary folks have to go through!

PM Lee should also go to work in MRT before he allows 100K more of foreign workers into this tiny red dot!Period.

Anonymous said...

To make the situation worse, there will be another 100000 foreigners squeezing with the already super crowded trains very soon. This is only one of the many problems that is observable.

Where are all these 100000 going to stay? If you are vigilant enough, there are some foreigners living in the neighbourhood dustbin collection centre. Try to walk around near these centres in the evening, you are bound to notice this dire phenomenon. Not surprise that some of these 100000 foreigners will end up living in dustbin collection centres.

The 100000 foreigners will help you to depress your salary so that you can work cheaper as there is no minimum pay requirement.

Anonymous said...

No there shouldn't be stop buttons on the escalators where any Tom Dick and Harry can easily press and cause an abrupt halt. It would be very dangerous if the escalator suddenly stops. Someone may just fall off the escalator and become seriously injured, esp if the escalator is heading downwards. Even if stop buttons are to be installed, only authorised MRT staff should be allowed to activate the button after checking that it is safe to do so.

Anonymous said...

The losses on the circle line is not an excuse to provide bad services on other "profitable" lines. In the first place, just one glance and everyone can see the circle line will be a underutlisied line due to its highly inefficient construct that goes in a circle and leads nowhere. In short, anyone on the circle line would need to interchange at various stations to get to the city which adds on the the already crowded radial lines like NS and EW line. Commuters on the NS and EW line shouldn't be subsidising the losses of the circle line. SMRT should just charge the circle line much higher charges if it is making losses there but not penalise commuters on the NS and EW line.

Anonymous said...

Hope the MRT is built with a safety factor of 20 times the max.allowable capacity otherwise with the daily heavy loading we are just waiting for a serious accident to happen

Anonymous said...

They will tell you it is not crush load yet. Maybe crush load means that everyday 10 commuters die from crushing? Even then, maybe they will also show stats that say Singapore has one of the lowest deaths from taking public transport, so don't worry.

SMRT buses are no better. Some SMRT feeder buses are fully filled at all times whether 3pm or 11pm.

Vote wisely.

Anonymous said...

"I hate to say this, but I think the PAP govt and SMRT will only do something when someone get killed or seriously hurt due to this overcrowding. Otherwise, they won't lift a finger."




Support the Opposition, cast a vote for the Opposition. We need more Opposition to check and hold the PAP to task! If you continue to vote for the PAP, then do not complain.

Anonymous said...

PAP won't do anything unless some of them are voted out. 50 years of winning elections have given them a sense of 'invincibility'.

They believe that even if they slap and insult you, you will still be grateful and vote for them.

Nothing will change.

Anonymous said...

Well even there are death involved they won't bat an eyelid considering they can import FT with a blink of an eye. No peasants are indispensable in Singapore except for those immortals.

Sophie said...

I wonder how much appealing can be done to SMRT or LTA. The overcrowding actually poses a security risk and safety hazard. It is not funny to see overcrowding on the train platform. Is it even necessary to STOP AT EVERY STATION?!

My suggestion to SMRT is: Eliminate the overcrowding by actually bypassing JURONG EAST Station altogether. That means the North-bound train coming from Bt Batok should not STOP at Jurong East at all but express straight to Clementi or Dover. The overcrowding is usually caused by the merging of the commuters from the NS Line and the commuters at the EW Line. Train drivers can end their shift at Clementi station instead of at Jurong East Station. This can be done from 7am - 9am where by that time the station will be less saturated with people.

So those commuters from the NS line who are NOT alighting at Jurong East should take this train.

This is practised in Australia, and I think its a very good idea to cater to the main bulk of commuters who mainly get off from Outram Park Station till City Hall station. Only a small fraction of the commuters in the train carriages actually alight at Jurong East Station.

Anonymous said...

In the case of floods, they are caused by god said our terrestrial deity. So in cases of damages and casualties, no one could be held responsible.

For the dangers of stampede and fall from escalator due to overcrowdings be it in MRT Stations or anywhere, who shall be held accountable? What form of compensation can victims get if they are hurt or killed as a result? IT CAN'T BE ACT OF GOD ANYMORE, RIGHT?

Anyway, much as most would deny, Singaporeans did elect leaders to screw them(people) every other days in all ways, at 66% did. And if they still choose to offer themselves for further thrills, what else can the 34% say?

patriot

Anonymous said...

Dear Folks;

my sincere apology.

'at 66% did', should read 'at least 66% did'.

patriot

lim said...

I have a brilliant solution to the overcrowding.. Increase fares by 2000%.. Brilliant solution, isn't it?

So, am I as "TALENTED" as our highly paid civil servants and politicians? Where is my million $ salary?

Just look at how hdb,ura choose to double night parking fees because some carparks are "overcrowded"..

Well, people, we need CHANGE, so come GE, mark a cross at any box in the voting slip (just mark one will do, otherwise it will be void), other than the one with the lightning logo..

Anonymous said...

In Bangkok, when there was a huge number of people using the MRT due to the stoppage of the other train system BTS during the riots, I saw the MRT staff orderly controlled the crowd, limiting the number of people entering the station and platform, so as to avoid any safety issues. I can feel that their obligation to serve the public through their actions. Sad to say SMRT has alot to learn from their neighbour.

Anonymous said...

Can the escalator be made to automatically stop when a certain weight is breached, for safety?

Any specialist to enlighten us?

patriot

Why? Why? Why? said...

There are many solutions, but can anyone enlighten me why should SMRT elites implement these solutions when they don't take the public transport? Implementing these solutions will increase costs and reduce profits.

Even if someone dies from crushing, so what? It is not their loved ones. Lesser mortals can be replaced at the blink of an eye.

Anonymous said...

Sage Lee says:

Act of God, not my fault.

No Eye See said...

Dear residents,
pls vote wisely,if oppositions can not win, at the least, reduce PAP's majority to 52%, then they will start listening

Anonymous said...

Anon 13:28

in Bangkok, ..the MRT staff orderly controlled the crowd, limiting the number of people entering the station and platform, so as to avoid any safety issues. I can feel that their obligation to serve the public through their actions..


but here it is 100,000 more people = more profits more gsts = pack on the back for job well done. running the country along these principles surely is a breeze compared to the days of the dedicated old guards when things were meticulously more complicated and betterer.

Anonymous said...

An initial sign for bigger thing to come. The conditions are already there before the critical point is crossed.

A lot of them are still sleeping or too confused on what to do.

Anonymous said...

Buy SMRT shares lar!

SG Girl Next Door said...

No one will listen to the complaints..

Anonymous said...

Very soon, there can be ERP for taking MRT trains. Travel in peak hours may require you to pay more.
In the first place, why do you need to pay more?
Because there are more foreigners using MRT trains.
Singaporean has to bear with the inconvenience and pay more for the price of having more foreigners.
Singaporean deserves it because you have chosen it.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was bad, but this is getting absolutely ridiculous! Things would get worse before they get better considering the CEO's couldn't be bothered attitude. She would probably say that this has been created by her MM (Money Marking) God, so No Amount of Engineering Can Solve The Problem -- in the meanwhile she is laughing all the way to the bank!

Anonymous said...

If MRT is considered "public transport" like in other countries, than moving people quickly and efficiently around should be #1 priority, not profit. The CEO and board of directors of SMRT should take MRT everyday during peak hours to know what it feels like.
If we have 100,000 new passengers in the next year, there is no excuse not to increase frequency of trains during peak hours. If other major cities can have train arriving every minute or less, so can SMRT.

Blind Rules said...

Hey! This is serious overcrowding. What is SMRT doing to control crowd?

SMRT is a flop.

Call in SCDF to enforce their overcrowding rule. SMRT quick to enforce baby cannot drink milk rule but cannot follow SCDF rule do simple crowd control. SCDF must fine SMRT for obvious flouting of overcrowding – both in the trains and on the platforms.

Overcrowding is a serious fire safety hazard. People may die.

Why? Why? Why? said...

@anon 11:46

Very nice theories, SMRT should do this, SMRT should do that.

Fact is SMRT CEO's task is to increase profits for SMRT and she has done very well. A bearable and efficient ride is not her responsibility.

Anonymous said...

The country needs a French Revolution.

Anonymous said...

If I were the CEO of SMRT, I will take the trains everyday to enjoy being squeezed. The more I am squeezed, the more money I squeeze from all of you! HA HA HA HA HA!

HA HA HA HA HA!

Welcome to the world of monopolies. Go ahead and complaint all you want.

HA HA HA HA HA!

You have no choice, you understand, you stupid suckers? !!!

WAH HA HA HA HA HA!

Why? Why? Why? said...

@ anon 5/8/10 15:08

Well said! If SMRT CEO takes the train, she will be the only one with a smile! Cos' crush load means SMRT squeeze more people into a train, equals more profits for SMRT!

Anonymous said...

This is the only government in the world that guarantee the profit of transport operators.In the name of a so called neutral committee whose memebers mostly do not take public transport,no wonder they consistenly praise the operators for providing excellent service when that obviously left much room to be desired.

One thing I wish to bring out,since PAP guarantee the profit of these private companies,with our money,and yet allow or even encourahe them to so called diverification,how do we know whether they are wasting our money in all these so clalled foreign investment.

From what I can see,PAP mostly do not know much about foreign investment.

S500L said...

complain complain complain. Be grateful spoilt citizens! look at the transport system in China, Jakarta and dozens more countries.

Singapore is nowhere close to the sub standard service they provide. even Japan is bone crunching. Accept that you need to allocate more time to morning travel. surely you dun expect to reach your office in 1 hr travelling in cool spacious comfort all for a few dollars right?

The MRT serves as an encouragement for you to achieve better in life. if everything is serve on a silver platter, there will be no encouragement to make it in life.

And for LTA, please control the number of cars on the road, it is better for one group of people to face the misery than for everyone.

i dun hear people complaining when they need to walk 2 hrs to school in yunan china.

Anonymous said...

To S500L

I have no idea where you are coming from but your thinking is dangerous. It is people like you who would ruin the society. While you may pretend to be reasonable but your kind of complacency is completely counter-productive. If there are enough people like you in Singapore then very soon we would all go back to the 3rd world status. I believe you have an evil agenda and wish to see more failures in Singapore. I never trust people like you who are so quick to attack the whistle blowers instead of trying understand where the problem is and who is responsible.

Towkay said...

Compared to the poorest country in the world, Singapore is like heaven. I believe Singaporeans have become soft. It is good that PAP is getting foreigners to replace Singaporeans. You won't hear foreigners whining like this.

Anonymous said...

compare, compare,compare. this stupid 500l only been to countries with lousy public transport system that treat their people as trash. why not compare to switzerland? one day, your wife or daughter will end up in a crowded train squeeze left, right n center by some fat, smelly n black guys. i would like to know whether you will like that.

Anonymous said...

We need not always compare ourselves to the others. However it is reasonable for people to expect continuous improvement since we all have made our contributions by way of taxes etc. Singapore would have no future if our leaders choose to behave like an Ah-Q by always pointing to someone else who hasn't done quite as well.

The situation of public transport has indeed deteriorated over the years. If the authorities could not be bothered to do anything perhaps there is no much that the people can do for the time being. However the political cost would surface in the long run. There is only so much one can hide.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully it does not take a deadly stampede to realise this insane situation

Anonymous said...

our leader boost our transportation system to be world-class one.
are we there yet.
ask yourself. ask other.
why throw money on cars to travel in such a small country when we have world-class transportation system in the world?
why?
it is like shooting yourself on the foot.

Anonymous said...

Well they can always raise the price of MRT so that Singaporean will try to take alternative transportation to reduce the congestion. Oops, did I rip that off from ERP and overnight increase in HDB parking.

Anonymous said...

Even if the authority does nothing, the people will have to find solutions themselves. What else an they do? Jump into the track?

Towkay said...

I took the MRT the other day during peak hour just to see what Singaporeans are whining about.

My verdict is that MRT has done an excellent job - I was able to get from point A to point B without mishaps.

I think the root problem is Singaporean. Replace them with foreigners and the complaints will stop.

Anonymous said...

According to Towkay, Singaporean will be replaced by foreigners. This is a warning sign to Singaporean. You, Singaporean, have make the mistake to allow this foreigners to come here to replace you. If you, Singaporean, continue to make the same mistake again, your complaint will be overwhelmed by these foreigners.

Anonymous said...

This "Towkay" in this forum must be one of those Foreign Trash let in by our $$$ gahment, else he is a PAP boot licker then !!

Towkay said...

Singaporeans are already been replaced. Now 40% of population are foreigners. PRs are given to foreigners who are in Singapore for only 6 months, citizenships 2 years. No NS required.

Singaporeans are as dumb as the DoDo bird and blind as a bat.

Towkay said...

I shouldn't complain lah...without these Dodo birds, how will I get free security guards to protect my assets in Singapore?

Anonymous said...

Interesting read about Ah Q from the Wiki...

Ah Q is known for deluding himself into believing he is the victor every time he loses a fight. In one scene, Ah Q is beaten and his silver is stolen. He slaps himself on the face, and because he is the person doing the slapping, he sees himself as the victor. This deep-rooted need to maintain a victorious status even when actually defeated shows the Chinese obsession with maintaining a good appearance to all outsiders to be ridiculous at times.

When Mr. Zhao, an honored landlord of the village, beats Ah Q in a fight, Ah Q considers himself important for having even a tiny association with such a person. Though some villagers suspect Ah Q may have no true association with Mr. Zhao, they do not question the matter closely, and instead give Ah Q more respect for a time. This interaction symbolizes China's tradition of group rewards and punishments--guilt or honor by association.

Ah Q is often close-minded about petty things. When he ventures into a new town and sees that a "long bench" is called a "straight bench," he believes their way to be instantly inferior and totally wrong. Traditionally China since the Ming Dynasty had held to the belief that those outside of China were barbarians, and were close-minded about accepting the accomplishments of other countries.

There is a scene in which Ah Q harasses a nun to make himself feel better. He pinches her and blames his problems on her. Instead of crying out at the injustice of Ah Q's bullying, the crowd nearby laughs. This symbolizes the "mob mentality" that Lu Xun so detested in the Chinese people which led to their extreme apathy in the face of injustice.

One day, news of the Xinhai Revolution comes into town. Both landlord families, the Zhaos and the Chiens, become revolutionaries to keep their power. Other people, calling themselves a "revolutionary army", rob the houses of the landlords and rich men. Ah Q also wants to join them and also call himself a revolutionary. But when the time comes, he misses the opportunity to act, because he slept in one morning and no one woke him up. Finally, Ah Q is arrested as a scapegoat for the looting and sentenced to death by the new governor.

When Ah Q is asked to sign a confession, he worries that he cannot write his name. The officers tell him to sign a circle instead. Ah Q is so worried about drawing a perfect circle to save face that he is unaware he would be executed until it is too late. Before his death he tries to entertain the crowds watching his execution, but cannot decide on suitable lines from any Chinese opera.

Anonymous said...

Si liao!

One Old Man in SIN is liked the Ah Q described.

Maybe not because Ah Q was not a leader though some leaders maybe liked Ah Q.

Anonymous said...

Since the so-called Towkay have a negative impression on Singaporeans, he should sell his wares and deal with foreigners only otherwise is nothing more than just a barking dog eating its own shit.

Anonymous said...

Interesting read about Ah Q from the Wiki. I think it sounds similar to some of the happenings here in our country...

Ah Q is known for deluding himself into believing he is the victor every time he loses a fight. In one scene, Ah Q is beaten and his silver is stolen. He slaps himself on the face, and because he is the person doing the slapping, he sees himself as the victor. This deep-rooted need to maintain a victorious status even when actually defeated shows the Chinese obsession with maintaining a good appearance to all outsiders to be ridiculous at times.

When Mr. Zhao, an honored landlord of the village, beats Ah Q in a fight, Ah Q considers himself important for having even a tiny association with such a person. Though some villagers suspect Ah Q may have no true association with Mr. Zhao, they do not question the matter closely, and instead give Ah Q more respect for a time. This interaction symbolizes China's tradition of group rewards and punishments--guilt or honor by association.

Ah Q is often close-minded about petty things. When he ventures into a new town and sees that a "long bench" is called a "straight bench," he believes their way to be instantly inferior and totally wrong. Traditionally China since the Ming Dynasty had held to the belief that those outside of China were barbarians, and were close-minded about accepting the accomplishments of other countries.

There is a scene in which Ah Q harasses a nun to make himself feel better. He pinches her and blames his problems on her. Instead of crying out at the injustice of Ah Q's bullying, the crowd nearby laughs. This symbolizes the "mob mentality" that Lu Xun so detested in the Chinese people which led to their extreme apathy in the face of injustice.

One day, news of the Xinhai Revolution comes into town. Both landlord families, the Zhaos and the Chiens, become revolutionaries to keep their power. Other people, calling themselves a "revolutionary army", rob the houses of the landlords and rich men. Ah Q also wants to join them and also call himself a revolutionary. But when the time comes, he misses the opportunity to act, because he slept in one morning and no one woke him up. Finally, Ah Q is arrested as a scapegoat for the looting and sentenced to death by the new governor.

When Ah Q is asked to sign a confession, he worries that he cannot write his name. The officers tell him to sign a circle instead. Ah Q is so worried about drawing a perfect circle to save face that he is unaware he would be executed until it is too late. Before his death he tries to entertain the crowds watching his execution, but cannot decide on suitable lines from any Chinese opera.

Anonymous said...

Interesting read about Ah Q from the Wiki. I think it sounds similar with some of the happenings here in our country...

Ah Q is known for deluding himself into believing he is the victor every time he loses a fight. In one scene, Ah Q is beaten and his silver is stolen. He slaps himself on the face, and because he is the person doing the slapping, he sees himself as the victor. This deep-rooted need to maintain a victorious status even when actually defeated shows the Chinese obsession with maintaining a good appearance to all outsiders to be ridiculous at times.

When Mr. Zhao, an honored landlord of the village, beats Ah Q in a fight, Ah Q considers himself important for having even a tiny association with such a person. Though some villagers suspect Ah Q may have no true association with Mr. Zhao, they do not question the matter closely, and instead give Ah Q more respect for a time. This interaction symbolizes China's tradition of group rewards and punishments--guilt or honor by association.

Ah Q is often close-minded about petty things. When he ventures into a new town and sees that a "long bench" is called a "straight bench," he believes their way to be instantly inferior and totally wrong. Traditionally China since the Ming Dynasty had held to the belief that those outside of China were barbarians, and were close-minded about accepting the accomplishments of other countries.

There is a scene in which Ah Q harasses a nun to make himself feel better. He pinches her and blames his problems on her. Instead of crying out at the injustice of Ah Q's bullying, the crowd nearby laughs. This symbolizes the "mob mentality" that Lu Xun so detested in the Chinese people which led to their extreme apathy in the face of injustice.

TBC

Anonymous said...

Ah Q continued:

One day, news of the Xinhai Revolution comes into town. Both landlord families, the Zhaos and the Chiens, become revolutionaries to keep their power. Other people, calling themselves a "revolutionary army", rob the houses of the landlords and rich men. Ah Q also wants to join them and also call himself a revolutionary. But when the time comes, he misses the opportunity to act, because he slept in one morning and no one woke him up. Finally, Ah Q is arrested as a scapegoat for the looting and sentenced to death by the new governor.

When Ah Q is asked to sign a confession, he worries that he cannot write his name. The officers tell him to sign a circle instead. Ah Q is so worried about drawing a perfect circle to save face that he is unaware he would be executed until it is too late. Before his death he tries to entertain the crowds watching his execution, but cannot decide on suitable lines from any Chinese opera.

Towkay said...

@anon 6/8/10 13:17

I welcome all customers, especially dumb ones like Singaporeans. Can easily make them part with their money.

Anyways, Singaporeans are the ones who despise themselves as they agree to having foreigners replace their own people.

Aurvandil said...

Heard a rumour NSP might be doing a walk about at Jurong East, with the Jurong East MRT being a prime focal point of the walkabout. This ties in with the series of articles GMS previously did on the poor state of public transport in Singapore.

If you happen to meet them, please show your support.

Anonymous said...

SMRT to add over 300 more train trips for YOG opening, closing ceremonies! First Class Country, Second Class Foreigner, Third Class Citizens!

Anonymous said...

This govt must go!!! They only know how to treat foreigners well. Foreigners get special treatment. Singaporeans are not helped because they do not want us to develop crutch mentality. Enough is enough. This coming electin is our last chance to save Singapore before it is too late. Voting for a donkey is still better because the donkey will not screw us the way we are being screwed right now!!!

Angry Singaporean

Anonymous said...

http://news.xin.msn.com/en/singapore/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4696752

Budget 2011: More train trips, more buses to ease the squeeze

And I thought the MRT is private limited not under the govt?

A Day in Sg of Alan said...

Overcrowding on MRT means the country is really developing... phew.
Look at Clementi Mrt, how crowded it can be at certain hours.