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.