21 Dec '11, 1am

Don’t belittle that simple cable tie

Don’t belittle that simple cable tie

It may sound ridiculous but the SMRT third rail claws is now being secured using a simple plastic cable tie. During the overnight check last Sunday, 21 claws were found to be dislodged. The claw are meant to secure the rail providing power to the train. A lot of people were making fun of this. Some experts even question use of plastic ties . Actually I don’t know what’s the issue here. The trains are running properly now albeit at a much slower speed. The cable ties are working as intended. The cable ties are just temporary solutions while SMRT a find better solution. Bear in mind they came up with this solution on Sunday night when they discovered that 21 claws were dislodged. They need to come up with a solution quickly so that the train can resume service. I think this is the best anyone can do within such a short time frame. We should give credit where credit is due. W...

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