18 Jul '11, 1pm

New blog post: Did SMRT say that eating and drinking in train is considered emergency?

OK, I don’t know if this is a miscommunication or someone at SMRT don’t understand the meaning of emergency. Someone wrote to Straits Times recently saying that he noted that there’s an increase in number of people eating/drinking on train. He asked a SMRT ground staff if there is a telephone number for commuters to report such offense and was told that there was none. But the SMRT staff suggest that he could use the Emergency Communication Button to report the incident so that staff from the next station can board the train and investigate the incident. SERIOUSLY?!?! I really hope this is a case of miscommunication. Emergency button is meant for emergency. Eating and drinking is an offense but not an emergency. The emergency button should be reserved for real emergencies. If SMRT allow commuters to report eating or drinking offense using the emergency communication button...

Full article: http://blog.dk.sg/2011/07/18/did-smrt-say-that-eating-and...

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