09 Jan '12, 3am

SMRT woes sign of bigger problem in Singapore

A committee of inquiry (COI) has now been set up by the authorities to look into the problems besetting our train system. The situation was become so serious that it resulted in SMRT CEO Saw Phaik Hwa having to resign from her post. It was not too long ago that the train system was efficient and reliable. Commuters would be able to make it on time for appointments without much of a problem. Of late things, things have become less certain. Train disruptions, some lasting several hours, have become alarmingly frequent. Another occurred as recently as yesterday. For a time these disruptions were, by and large, dismissed as something not out of the ordinary given the massive number of services provided by both the SMRT and the SBS Transit. Under the nonchalant attitude by the authorities, however, there were signs that the stress that the trains and tracks were made to bear we...

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