30 Sep '16, 3am

[Mothership] Old-school stories of S’pore’s MRT that your grandfather would tell you and you’d go “sure or not?” https://t.co/zSVZZVoM6P

[Mothership] Old-school stories of S’pore’s MRT that your grandfather would tell you and you’d go “sure or not?” https://t.co/zSVZZVoM6P

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with our Mass Rapid Transit (MRT). On one hand, we depend on this world class transportation for our daily commute which, on an average day, works pretty well. On the other, you know things are going south when the MRT gets turned into a meme . Next year marks 30 years since the launch of our first MRT line, and what a ride it has been through the ups and downs. We take a step back in time with these stories of the MRT that you might hear from your grandparents. A $5 billion price tag What is the best way to transport your citizens around? The government set out to answer that with the Singapore Mass Transit Study in 1972. The end result of that study was the recommendation that Singapore develop a rail system, that in conjunction with bus services, would support our anticipated growing travel demand. However, not everyone was enthu...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/09/old-school-stories-of-spores...

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