Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Lee Xin Yi (13)

Article name: Track fault causes MRT delay between Yew Tee and Kranji 
Article link: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/transport/story/track-fault-causes-mrt-delay-between-yew-tee-and-kranji-20150318
  This article is about the train delay of 15 minutes between Yew Tee and Kranji along the North South line today due to a track fault. All trains heading towards Marina Bay that have not pass Kranji were affected. Even though train services resumed after 15 minutes, trains only run normally at around 3.20pm.
  I think that SMRT and LRT companies should ensure that all power, tracks and trains are in proper working condition before starting any services as it is very inconvenient for commuters on board the services especially those who are in a rush. This is not the first time that there is such delay. The trains have delayed or breakdown many times in a few days. Even though there are compensation for the delays or breakdowns, I think that these kind of things should not happen again as no matter how much you can compensate the commuters, those commuters in a rush will still be late. Also, as one of the main public transports in Singapore, one short delay will affect many of the people. Thus, it is very important for trains to run normally in order to prevent any inconvenience for any commuters onboard and not troubling SBS transits to provide free services during the delays.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I do agree that SMRT should actually ensure and be responsible in ensuring that they can provide transport services well. But we also about the manpower, time and how large scale it actually is to upgrade all the tracks at once. The only time these SMRT personnels can do all of this is the few hours in the morning, while most Singaporeans are still sleeping. And to upgrade all these tracks would not be easy because it would also involve lots of manpower. These factors are things SMRT always have to consider before carrying out large-scale upgrades.

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