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NTWU appeals against the dismissal of two SMRT drivers
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

The National Transport Workers’ Union (NTWU) stated in a media release on Monday (19 September) that it had filed an appeal to the management of SMRT against the dismissal of its two drivers. Mr Melvin Yong, NTWU’s executive secretary, said, ‘We have raised Read More

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LTA: The first batch of US-made trains also had cracks
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

LTA (Land Transport Authority) said that the entire first batch of US-made trains which arrived here in 1999 also had cracks due to “normal wear and tear”, and 12 of them had been fixed here in Singapore. LTA had earlier confessed in its press Read More

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LTA: Trains on North-South and East-West Lines safe for service
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The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has issued a press release on Wednesday evening to address some of the issues relating to the 26 North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) trains that had defects found on them, emphasizing that the trains on NSEWL are safe for service. Read More

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Transcript of SMRT’s address to media on 22 March’s fatal accident
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek (DK): We are investigating exactly how they got hit by the train. What we know is that they were walking along in a single file along the side, along the walkway. They were the number two and the number Read More

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Widow of technican killed by LRT sued SMRT for negligence in 2010
By Ariffin Sha Posted on by Ariffin Sha 0

The track incident that led to the deaths of the two young SMRT trainees – Nasrulhudin Najumudin and Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari – was tragic, avoidable and certainly not unprecedented. In fact, just 6 years back, SMRT Technician Mr Chia Teck Heng was killed Read More

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NS and NEL lines experience service disruption after Jubilee weekend
By Ariffin Sha Posted on by Ariffin Sha 0

This morning as commuters on the North-South Line were making their way back to work and school after the Jubilee Weekend, train disruption took place along the North South Line between Choa Chu Kang MRT and Jurong East MRT station. These delays were Read More

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Cause of mass train disruption identified, could have been prevented
By Ariffin Sha Posted on by Ariffin Sha 0

SMRT Pte Ltd and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has identified the massive train disruption that occurred last month on 7 July to be caused by a water leak into weakened electrical systems. The disruption crippled both the North South Lines and the Read More

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Do we really need a Transport Minister?
By Howard Lee Posted on by Howard Lee 0

By Howard Lee It would be fair to say that following the massive train breakdown on the evening of 7 July, public calls for SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek and Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew to step down would be futile. There has been Read More

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SMRT Breakdowns: What has happened since 2012?
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By Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss Yesterday (7 July 2015) saw an extensive MRT breakdown: the North-South and East-West lines were disrupted for hours. An estimated 250,000 commuters were affected by what could turn out to be the largest MRT breakdown in history. Singaporeans are shocked, Read More

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SMRT Fiasco – Time for heads to roll
By Ariffin Sha Posted on by Ariffin Sha 0

By Ariffin Sha To call it a disaster may be an understatement for the quarter of a million people stranded by the train breakdowns last evening. Yes, we do see breakdown pretty often but what happened last night was unprecedented. 250,000 commuters were Read More

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