19 Jan '12, 6am

ST Forum - Develop a complementary system

An edited version of this letter was published in Straits Times on 19 January 2012 The two train breakdowns in December was a surprise to Singaporeans, because they were totally unexpected, not only to commuters but to the train operator. My friend had just experienced a train delay of one hour during his holiday in the UK. He said that train breakdowns and delays in the advanced countries are quite common and are taken in their stride. While we can do our best in carrying out proper maintenance of the train system, we have to accept the fact that there will be more frequent disruption in services in the future due to the a ge of the system and to the over-load on the train system. I urge the Land Transport Authority to take urgent steps to develop a complementary service to reduce the over-reliance on the current train service. A possible approach is: Allow express bus se...

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