29 Aug '15, 2am
[Mothership] 5 times the SAF went beyond the call of military duty #SGnews
LTA exploring use of SAF deployment in the event of a major train breakdown. This follows from the last major disruption on 7 July, where SMRT deployed additional 700 staff, pushed out free train and bus services and worked closely with the police to help manage the crowds. Of course, LTA and SMRT could have deployed buses running parallel to the train lines. But unless you’re the Oracle, no one’s going to know when that next transport-related event will happen. And maintaining a whole bunch of buses and full time staff will probably raise fares up anyway. Since predictability is unpredictable, the next best thing for LTA to do after working with the police, will be to tap on the SAF as a last resort for such nation-wide disruptions.