19 Dec '11, 2am

Mr Wang Says So: The #SMRT Train Breakdown - Passing the Buck in a Blame Game:

Looking back at the Tony Tan scolds Ong Teng Cheong on the need for an MRT system tells me that there is a very very strong possibility that we have an MRT system that was build on cost cutting priority basis. Hence the fact that our system which was created after HK's is 2 cars less than HK (smaller stations, less trains) and that the trains are about 30% smaller (smaller is cheaper) and a signaling system that to be charitable is very limited. So limited that after completing the whole MRT system (plus the new lines) we are now going to have to replace the signaling system for something that works better - guess all the lines will have to upgrade wait does that mean the lines used a 20yr old signaling system ? Fact that a system is probably designed to run at 75 to 80% capacity and system that needs to run at 95% and above constantly needs a maintain cycle that is much m...

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