18 Sep '11, 6am

(I don't think SBS Transit is doing a great job either)

(I don't think SBS Transit is doing a great job either)

A while ago when I read from the news that SBS Transit was appointed the operator for Downtown Line which is to be completed in 2017, I couldn't help chuckled to myself. For background information, SBS Transit currently operates the North East Line. My cynicism was based on my observation at the way the existing North East Line is being managed. Have you seen 2 out of the 4 station doors at Punggol Station not in working order? Have you seen half of the glass doors at Dhoby Ghaut Station locked even during normal operating hours? Not forgetting the horrible sight I saw in the toilet at the station ! I'm not saying the other operator (read SMRT) is doing a fantastic job. In fact some people deserve a trout slap for saying "People can board the train – it's whether they choose to". However I guess it is not a fair comparison since SMRT is running on older infrastructure and ...

Full article: http://www.chillycraps.com/2011/09/we-need-trained-operat...

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