Transport

Hong Kong MTR train derails during morning peak hour, three injured

For the first time in four decades, a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) train went off its tracks during morning rush hour, which led to the partial suspension of the East Rail line in Hong Kong. South China Morning Post reported rail operator MTR Corporation as saying today (17 Sep) that it has suspended services between Mong Kok East and Hung Hom …

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Use of PMD at HDB void decks and common corridors prohibited in 15 towns; S$5,000 fine to be imposed on offenders starting 1 November

On 5 August, Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min said in Parliament that 15 town councils under the People’s Action Party (PAP) will ban individuals from riding personal mobility devices (PMDs) at void decks and common corridors. Now the ban has finally kicked in. From 1 September (Sunday), riders are no longer allowed to ride their PMDs, …

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ST Engineering to launch trial of driverless buses booked with an app

SINGAPORE (AFP): Singapore will next week begin a public trial of driverless buses that can be booked with an app, part of ambitions to roll out autonomous vehicles across the city-state. Well-organised and high-tech, Singapore has become a testbed for self-driving vehicles, developing home-grown technology and inviting foreign companies to trial their own. Four driverless mini-buses will follow a 5.7 …

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M’sia, S’pore reach “some sort of understanding” on suspended JB-S’pore RTS project: Anthony Loke

Malaysia and Singapore have reached “some sort of understanding” on the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS). Malaysia’s Transport Minister Anthony Loke told reporters following the 4th Annual China-Malaysia Port Alliance Meeting in Kuala Lumpur on Mon (19 Aug) that updates on the project are on the way, and that the governments of both countries are “closely behind the scene”. “We …

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The first train delay in August along EWL on Wednesday morning

Train commuters travelling on the East West Line (EWL) experienced some delay this Wednesday (14 Aug) morning; passengers shared that the cause of the delay was announced as a track fault while SMRT did not give official information on its media platforms. Information were posted on TATA SMRT Facebook platform by the commuters: Tommy Soon wrote at 7:43am: “Alan Charles …

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New bike-sharing start-up Moov applies for a full-license to LTA

Following the cancellation of Chinese bike-sharing company ofo’s license last April, a new bike-sharing start-up called Moov Technology purchased all the brand-new ofo bicycles that were left behind in a warehouse in Singapore and refurbished them, before launching them last month. The company was granted a sandbox licence in April to have up to 1,000 bicycles, and as a result of that, …

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Train service delay along the North East Line on Friday morning

Passengers traveling on the North East Line (NEL) trains on Friday (19 July) morning, experienced delays in their commute. SBS Transit (SBST), the transport operator of the NEL train service, informed in a tweet that it was caused by a track fault at the Harbour Front Station. Commuters posted their information and comments on TATA SMRT Facebook about the delay: …

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Another short train delay along the NSL on Thursday evening

The passengers onboard the North South Line (NSL) train again experienced a short delay on Thursday (11 July) evening, due to a track fault. This is the second incident this week and was informed by some commuters on TATA SMRT Facebook; SMRT again did not give any information about this disruption on its social media platforms. Mary Lee wrote at …

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