17 Apr '12, 8am

someone else thinks the same way i do about transit-network redundancy.

Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew has told Singaporeans that regular temporary closures of the metro system will be the new norm. Shutdowns will occur on weekends for maintenance and reconstruction. As Singapore’s metro system ages, such work will become inescapable. Lui has promised that careful planning will go into these planned shutdowns, yet something tells me they are going to go about it with tunnel vision (double entendre intended). They are likely to focus mainly on providing signs and bridging shuttle bus services to move passengers through the disrupted sections. Your typical Sunday outing will soon look like this: You will get annoyed. Nobody likes to make a five-segment journey, even if you have been notified in advance. The government will say that passenger load is lower during weekends and the inconvenience will thus not be too great. Firstly, I do not kn...

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