Transport company SMRT said on Wednesday (16 Dec) that it has filed a police report against a male commuter who was uncooperative and forced his way into the train with non-foldable bicycle.
This was in the wake of a video circulating online showed a man used swear words at another train commuter while a non-foldable bicycle was hanging from the MRT grab poles beside him.
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Writing in a Facebook post, SMRT acknowledged that a video about a commuter with a bicycle on board a train is circulating online.
It said that a staff had tried to stop the male commuter with a non-foldable bicycle from entering the train at Woodlands station at around 7.10pm on Tuesday (15 Dec).
“The male commuter was uncooperative and forced his way into a north-bound train,” it noted, adding that the man subsequently transferred to a west-bound train at Jurong East station and exited at Pioneer station at about 7.50pm.
SMRT continued, “We have since identified the commuter and made a police report.”
For the safety and comfort of all commuters, it also reminded the member of public to observe regulations when bringing foldable bicycles and personal mobility devices on board trains and buses.
According to Land Transport Authority, only foldable bicycles and personal mobility devices of up to 120cm x 70cm x 40 cm when folded may be brought to board trains and buses at all hours, provided that the commuter comply with a set of rules on user behaviour and device dimensions.
Not only this, commuters must also keep their foldable devices folded as they push, pull or carry them, and are advised to hold their devices securely next to them at all times.
For those who do not comply with the rules, they will be denied entry into the train station or bus, and can be fined up to $500 for each offence.