02 Nov '17, 9am

Our embattled MRT system is still okay

Our embattled MRT system is still okay

Lately, it seems like whatever can go wrong with the MRT system has gone wrong. And then some. For example, as breakdowns and delays become normalised, the Bishan MRT station flooded and service was halted for almost 20 hours and this was due to maintenance works not having been carried out properly since last year , with the possibility that records of maintenance were falsified. Advertisement Needless to say, it is a cause of frustration for paying commuters. But if you’re too poor to take a taxi every day or buy a car, and you have to dig deep as you appeal to the most charitable part in you, here’s what can be said to continue to keep the faith in our MRT system. Affordable fares Believe it or not, train fares in Singapore have been among the lowest in the world. Singaporeans pay just S$1.33 for a 10km train journey — the sixth lowest in a comparison of 36 major cities...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/11/reasons-singapore-mrt-good/

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