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Martha Soezean

Train service disruption along Down Town Line on Thursday morning

A severe train service disruption took place this morning (24 May) along Down Town Line (DTL), causing significant delays in commuters’ travelling time and accumulated huge crowds at stations and on trains. No official information on the delay, nor the reasons for it, were announced by SBS Transit, the transport operator of DTL While there had been no official announcement …

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Train service disruption along Circle Line on Tuesday late afternoon

A train service disruption occurred along the Circle Line (CCL) due to unknown reasons on Tuesday (22 May) late afternoon. Though there was no official announcement posted by its train operator, SMRT, passengers noted different causes for the disruption via the train announcements. Affected commuters who are part of the TATA SMRT Facebook group posted what they heard on the group’s timeline. …

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Netizens lambast transport minister for saying ‘When a system is very unreliable, that is the time to pump in more resources’

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said in Parliament on last Friday (18 May) that when a transport system is very unreliable, that is the time to pump in more resources into the system and the operating company cannot be punished by reducing fares. This was in response to parliamentary questions from Non-Constituency MP Dennis Tan on whether rail reliability and service …

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BPLRT train breakdown between Phoenix and Bukit Panjang on Saturday afternoon

Another train disruption (the fourth time this week) at Bukit Panjang Light Rapid Transit (BPLRT) line occurred due to a train fault between BP5 Phoenix and BP6 Bukit Panjang; there is no train service on BPLRT around 1:00pm to 2:00pm on Friday afternoon (19 May). At 12:47pm YongHan asked if LRT breakdown again on Twitter: @SMRT_Singapore LRT break down " …

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PM Mahathir: Malaysian government will review all foreign projects including KL-S’pore HSR

There has been uncertainty over mega infrastructure projects like the HSR after the unexpected win of Pakatan Harapan, the opposition coalition led by Dr Tun Mahathir Mohamad, The new Malaysian government will review all foreign contracts and projects, including the 350km Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project and those under China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Malaysian new Prime Minister Mahathir …

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Train breakdown along EWL on Friday late afternoon

Another train disruption occurred along the East West Line (EWL) at about 5pm on Friday (18 May). According to the tweet by transport operator SMRT, it was caused by a train fault. Two tweets from commuters were posted at 5:03pm and 5:06pm, urging SMRT to ‘fix your train’ and complaining that the announcement was barely audible: https://twitter.com/qweenellz/status/997402210085490688 @smrt_singapore train fault is …

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Parliamentary questions for 18 May 2018

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 11:00am on Friday, 18 May 2018 for the 77th session of the 13th Parliament. *13 oral questions and 14 written question had been scheduled to be asked. At the commencement of Public Business, there will be a President’s speech (address of thanks): Resumption of Debate on Question (14 May 2018) (5th Allotted Day), ‘That …

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