Tag Archives: LTA

Why the inconsistency in which LTA chooses to fine some incidents but not others?

By Dayan, Failrail.sg Inconsistency in how LTA choses to fine particular service disruptions while disregarding other similar major disruptions raises questions about how fines deter disruptions from recurring. Under the Licensing and Operating Agreement (LOA) between the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the service operators, SMRT corporation and SBS Transit are required to adhere to the Operating Performance Standards (OPS) …

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SMRT acknowledges it should have sought approval: LTA

Public transport operator, SMRT, has acknowledged that it was wrong not to have sought approval from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) before it allowed five of its trains to be used to transport 3,000 students and staff from Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) on Tuesday. The LTA says “SMRT has explained to the regulator why it allowed Tuesday’s charter and admitted that …

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Finalised station names for Thomson MRT Line released

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has just announced the final names for the Thomson Line (TSL) stations which have been approved by the Street and Building Names Board (SBNB). The names were put to a public poll in May 2013 and attracted more than 4,000 responses. All the final station names reflect the choice of the majority who took part in the name …

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NSP: Bus operators enjoy the profits while costs passed to commuters under new BCM scheme.

The National Solidarity Party (NSP) has issued a statement in response to the new Bus Contracting Model (BCM) annouced by the Transport Minister on 21st May 2014 which seeks to nationalise assets but privatise operations. NSP states that the party had already proposed a route licensing scheme in 2011 as it highlighted that “it would be unrealistic to expect state-run organizations, usually large and …

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Police report filed against suspicious trading of SMRT stocks

By Terry Xu Local blogger and activist, Ravi Philemon has filed a police report to prompt an investigation into possible insider trading of SMRT stocks.  In his report, he wrote, ” I refer to the newspaper report “Transport Stocks up on talk of changes,” published in My Paper dated 21 May 2014. The report said that the land transport stocks powered ahead …

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Urging LTA to re-consider the proposed framework by SMRT Corp

By Derrick Sim On 3rd May 2014, SMRT Corp announced that talks had been ongoing with the government to extend the financing framework for their existing lines. If approved, under this framework, government will buy back the rail infrastructure from SMRT and all maintenance of rail infrastructure will carried out by government using public fund. Though the discussion are underway, …

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LTA Calls Tender to Assess Environmental Impacts for Cross Island Line

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) called for a tender yesterday for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of a portion of the Cross Island Line (CRL). According to the official press release from LTA’s home page, “the Government has worked with nature and environmental groups to finalise the scope of the EIA” to be around the Central Catchment Nature Reserve (CCNR). …

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East West Line exceeds System Service Availability standard

By Terry Xu Last week on Friday, train commuters experienced long delays in their daily commute due to signaling fault in the Pasir Ris and Tampines MRT stations. This incident brings the total delay hours of the month in April to 9.4 hours which has exceeded the System Service Availability (SSA) standard set out by LTA. On Friday, SMRT reported via their twitter updates that the train …

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